CATS Conference June 2018: Trading Paintings and Painters’ Materials 1550-1800

The focus of the conference was on the emerging international markets in relation to the trade in paintings and artists’ materials and their implications for the artistic production in Early Modern Europe (1550-1800). It is now possible to read the full review of the June 2018 Conference written by independent art historian, Anna Koopstra. To read the review clik the link above.


On the Trail of Bosch and Bruegel: Four Paintings United Under Cross-Examination


Cover of the ArcheType and CATS publication On the Trail of Bosch and Bruegel

Edited by Dr. Erma Hermens
CATS Series of Technical Studies
Contributions by Dr. Anne Haack-Christensen, Dr. Erma Hermens, Greta Koppel, Alar Nurkse, Mikkel Scharff, Polly Smith, Dr. Paul Vandenbroeck, Bernard M. Vermét, Dr. Jørgen Wadum
Published in 2012 by Archetype Publications in collaboration with CATS – 157 pages


The focus of the project is four closely related paintings of Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple – today located in three different institutions and in one private collection in Europe. This project has been concluded as part of the CATS Work Package Materials in Dutch and Danish 17th Century Painting. Read more about the tasks and objectives of this project here. The exhibition shown at SMK in Denmark, Illuminated – tracing Bosch and Bruegel, gave unique access to central results and findings of the research project about copying, replicating and emulating practices in 15th to 18th Century workshops. You can find more in-depth information in English about this international research project, and read a selection of reviews and feature articles below.

Click here to get to the project site.



The Brueg(h)el Phenomenon


Paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Younger with a Special Focus on Technique and Copying Practice
Edited by Christina Currie and Dominique Allart
Published in 2012 by Brepols Publishers and IRPA/KIK – 1062 pages
Series: Scientia Artis (SCAR 8)



Related to the topic of the international research project Bosch and Bruegel, Four Paintings Magnified, of which CATS is partner, is Dominique Allard and Christina Currie’s monumental and splendidly illustrated publication The Brueg(h)el Phenomenon.