Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Knowledge in the Artist’s Workshop

Authors
Dupré, Sven
Departments
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe
Künstlerwissen im frühneuzeitlichen Europa
Summary
A newly established Max Planck Research Group is writing an epistemic history of art that focuses on the circulation of knowledge within and beyond the artist’s workshop. Between 1350 and 1750, the artist’s workshop evolved from a centre of craft practices to a place where other than artisanal bodies of knowledge (such as optics and alchemy) were exchanged. This research project highlights the role of art in the emergence of the new science and enriches the terms in which the current debate on artistic research is conducted.

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