INTERVENCIONES EN SEMINARIOS Y CONGRESOS DE LOS INVESTIGADORES DEL PROYECTO DIMH
Margarita-Ana Vázquez-Manassero participó en el “62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America” que tuvo lugar entre el 31 de marzo y 2 de abril de 2016 en Boston (EE.UU.).
La comunicación tenía por título “Books and images of Science collected by García de Loaysa, preceptor of Philip III” y fue presentada en el marco de una serie de sesiones dedicadas al tema “Converging Paths: Encounters between Art and Science” en las que se abordó las cuestión de las relaciones arte-ciencia desde distintos enfoques y perspectivas disciplinares.
Abstract: García de Loaysa (1534-1599) was an important Spanish ecclesiastic, teacher and tutor of the Prince Philip III. His library was exceptional not only by the large number of books (4.378 volumes), but also by its wide thematic variety. This paper focuses on the identification and analysis of the scientific books collected by Loaysa (on mathematics, geometry, arithmetic or cosmography) in which the images (drawings, engravings or paintings) play an essential role in depicting and representing the world according to scientific knowledge and methods of the time. In addition, Loaysa’s scientific readings must be interpreted in connection with other objects and artifacts that decorated his residence, such as maps, chorographies, terrestrial globes or astrolabes, among other objects. This analysis will lead to better understand Loaysa’s personality, which emerges as a humanist with broad scientific interests that would transmit to his pupil, the future King Philip III of Spain.