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The Art and Industry of Stucco Decoration 03-04 02 2022

This international conference aims at examining the techniques and the artistic processes with which stucco decoration has been realized in different European countries from the 16th to the 17th Century, by foreign or by local masters. Stucco is very versatile and composite artwork, it can be executed using different materials and production methods according to what is available on site and the ability of the masters to manipulate the mortar. The conference will examine this and other related topics with an interdisciplinary approach, considering art and social history, technical art history, material science as subjects of enquiry.

Organisation committee: Giacinta Jean, Alberto Felici (Istituto materiali e costruzioni, Dipartimento ambiente costruzioni e design, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, SUPSI), Letizia Tedeschi (Archivio del Moderno, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana, USI).

Scientific committee: Giacinta Jean, Alberto Felici, Marta Caroselli (SUPSI-DACD-IMC), Letizia Tedeschi (USI-AAM-Archivio del Moderno), Serena Quagliaroli, Giulia Spoltore (Centro Studi per la storia dello stucco in Età Moderna e Contemporanea), Jana Zapletalová (Palacký University Olomouc).

The event will take place at Istituto Svizzero (Rome) and online. Presentations will be held in Italian, English and French.

CHG members are attending the conference:

03h30 pm-03h50 pm – Online: Valentina Burgassi (Politecnico di Torino – École Pratique des Hautes Études), Mauro Volpiano (Politecnico di Torino – Dipartimento di architettura e design), Plasterers at the Savoyard court: the construction of royal residences in 17th Century Piedmont