Illustrating the Marvellous: Images of the New World’s Nature between Centres and Peripheries
ČERNÁ, J. Illustrating the Marvellous: Images of the New World’s Nature between Centres and Peripheries. Lisabon, 2014.
|Anglický název:||Illustrating the Marvellous: Images of the New World’s Nature between Centres and Peripheries|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Jana Černá Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||The paper aims to contribute to the discussion about circulation and communication of New World’s natural historical illustrations and also to stress the importance of these visual representations for the formation of early modern empiric science. Attentionwill bepaid not only tocenterswhere these “exotic” images were createdprimarily(especially IberoamericanWorld), butalso to “peripheries”,where weredisseminated. More specifically, the paper will bealsofocus on the reception and interpretation of the “marvelous illustrations” in the Central Europeanenvironment (Prague, Wien, Krakow etc.). The study tries to reveal the process of exchange and circulation of “exotic” natural historical images in networks of naturalists (P. A. Mattioli, T. Hájek of Hájek, A. Huber of Riesenpach, G. Handsch or J. Camerarius); on the second hand illustrates the incorporation of new naturalistic images into the non-scientific context (art, travel reports or everyday life). The reception and interpretation of Iberoamerican knowledge and pictures will be examined through particular case studies, which will lead to comparison of New World’s nature illustrations (as well as connected commentaries) proceeding from “centers” and “peripheries”.|