Jesuit Art In Macau: Between Goa And Japan (16th-17th Centuries)
Prof. Dr. Cristina Osswald, 歐詩畫,博士
14 April 2021
12:30-14:00 CET, 16:00-17:30 IST, 18:30-20:00 CST
The Forum on “Jesuit Art in Macau: between Goa and Japan (16th – 17th centuries)”, covers the research project of the Macau Ricci Institute at the University of Saint Joseph focused on Jesuit art in Macau and its unique process of cultural and religious exchange and innovation. It features the intermingling of architectural and devotional patterns between the Japan, China, India and Europe. Jesuit art in Macau was a hybrid production melting Jesuit general practices following the celebrated Modum Nostrum with an amazing range of highly skilled artists coming from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Particular attention is given to artists who found refuge in Macau from persecutions in Japan. Artistic and devotional practices were exported from Macau to Japan and beyond. Macau, a peripherical area at the beginning, turned into a new centre of art and devotion.
Prof. Dr. Cristina Osswald, 歐詩畫,博士, is an art historian who has earned her PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, with the dissertation on Jesuit Art in Goa (1542-1622): From “Modo Nostro” to “Modo Goano” (2003). She has taught in various Universities in Portugal and is presently lecturing at the Macau Polytechnical Institute. Her publications include: Written in Stone: Jesuit Buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features (2013), and the co-edition of the book Morte e Martírios: Fazer da Morte uma Vitória (2020). Her research is focused on Jesuit art, devotion and material culture within the Portuguese empire between the 16th and the 18th centuries.