Category Archives: Lecture series

Lecture: The Library of Saint Thomas Becket

becketThe Library of Saint Thomas Becket Collection

Lecture by Fellow Christopher de Hamel

Archbishop Thomas Becket, martyred in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, was among the earliest private book collectors in English history.    The richly-illustrated lecture looks at the manuscripts he owned and what happened to them, and it concludes with the unexpected and recent discovery of Becket’s Psalter, which was kept on his shrine in the Cathedral throughout the Middle Ages.

– See more at: https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2017/06/the-library-of-saint-thomas-becket/#sthash.FTxXyebS.dpuf

Lectures: ortraege am IKM (Mainz, Mai – Jul 17)

Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 02.05. – 12.07.2017

Vorträge am IKM (Mainz, Mai – Jul 17)

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 02.05. – 12.07.2017

Vorträge am Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Musikwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Veranstaltungen der Abteilung Kunstgeschichte

Dienstag, 2. Mai
Prof. Dr. Roland Kanz (Bonn)
„Semantik der Porträtbüste im 18. Jahrhundert”

Donnerstag, 22. Juni
Prof. Dr. Genevieve Warwick (Edinburgh)
„The Mirror of Art: Painting and Reflection in Early Modern Europe”

Mittwoch, 28. Juni
PD Dr. Monika Melters (München)
„Architektur und nationale Identität: Das ‘Modellbuch’ J.A. du Cerceaus als geschichts- und denkmalpolitisches Manifest“

Mittwoch, 12. Juli
Prof. Dr. Frances Gage (Buffalo)
„Inciting Rumors: Caravaggio and the Troubled Fortunes of the Death of the Virgin”

ChrArchByzKg_Inhalt_2Veranstaltungen der Abteilung Christliche Archäologie und Byzantinische Kunstgeschichte

Mittwoch, 17. Mai
Prof. Platon Petridis (Athen)
„A New Reality in the Greek Archaeological Landscape: Early Byzantine Towns and Their Luxurious Residencies”

Mittwoch, 31. Mai
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittelbach (Bern)
„Basileus – Rex – Malik. Orient und Okzident in Sizilien“

Die Vorträge finden, sofern nicht anders angegeben, jeweils um 18 Uhr
c.t. im Hörsaal 02.521 im Georg Forster-Gebäude (Jakob-Welder-Weg 12)
statt.

Lecture Series: Vortraege IEK Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Apr-Jul 17)

logo_iek_300Universität Heidelberg – Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte, 27.04. – 13.07.2017

Das Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte lädt alle Interessierten zu den Gastvorträgen im Sommersemester 2017 ein.

Die Vorträge finden im Graimberg-Raum (001) um 18 Uhr c.t. statt; Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte, Seminarstraße 4, D – 69117 Heidelberg.

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27.04.2017
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hensel (Hochschule für Design, Pforzheim)
Das Bild der Bilder. Die Startseite von Google

04.05.2017
Michaël Wyss (Zürich)
“…alias ecclesias infra monasterio…” Die Kirchenbauten der karolingischen Basilika von Saint-Denis
Vortrag im Rahmen des DFG-Projekts “Ein karolingisches Teilkloster: Reichenau-Niederzell, Kirche und Schrankenanlage” (Prof. Dr. Untermann)

01.06.2017
Michio Hayashi (Sophia University, Tokyo)
What Happened around 1970: The End (Rebirth) of Landscape
Vortrag in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens

06.07.2017
Dr. Miriam Oesterreich (TU Darmstadt)
‘Ethno-Fashion’ im modernistischen Mexiko – modische Transferprozesse zwischen nationaler Tradition, individueller Identität und transnationaler Modernekonzeption

13.07.2017
Prof. Dr. Anne Eusterschulte (FU Berlin)
Cy Twombly und die Antike
Vortrag im Rahmen von ELAN (European Liberal Arts Network)

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Der Eintritt ist selbstverständlich frei und eine Voranmeldung nicht notwendig. Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen.

Lecture Series: Ringvorlesung: Kunst und Technik (Berlin, May-Jul 17)

Palazzo Massimo Istoriato, a fading palace facade in Rome by Polidoro da Caravaggio and Maturino da Firenze, 1523.

Palazzo Massimo Istoriato: a fading palace facade in Rome by Polidoro da Caravaggio and Maturino da Firenze, 1523.

Berlin, Technische Universität, 03.05. – 05.07.2017

Oberflächlichkeiten. Bedeutung, Material, Technologie und Erhaltung
historischer Architekturoberflächen
Vortragsreihe im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung Kunst und Technik

Konzeption und Organisation: Andreas Huth

Die äußere Erscheinung und die Wirkung von Architektur werden nicht nur vom verwendeten Material, sondern auch von dessen Be- und Verarbeitung bestimmt: Die Gestaltung der Oberfläche kann das Material der konstruktiven wie der schmückenden Glieder eines Baus herausstellen und mit Bedeutung aufladen, es vergessen lassen oder verdecken. Die im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung stattfindenden Vorträge führen in zum Teil wenig beachtete historische Techniken, ihre Ausführung, Materialien und Werkzeuge ein und vertiefen anhand konkreter Objekte Fragen der Funktion und Bedeutung der Oberflächengestaltung in der Architektur allgemein. Hierbei finden notwendigerweise auch Aspekte der Konservierung und Restaurierung Berücksichtigung, denn die Architekturoberfläche gehört als Kontaktzone zum Außenraum zu den sensibelsten Bereichen eines Bauwerk.

 

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CRSBI – Annual lecture – Tuesday 25th April 2017 – 5.30pm

Ouroboros, single and in pairs at Kilpeck, England

Ouroboros, single and in pairs at Kilpeck, England

North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture
by Professor Deborah Kahn
Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 5.30pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
 
Abstract
 
From his thesis of 1950 on “Regional Schools of English Sculpture” to his later writings, Professor George Zarnecki, deputy director of the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1961 – 74, showed himself to be a master of visual comparison.  In one of his last articles (written in 1992), he surveyed the iconographic kinship between the earliest Romanesque sculptures at Saint-Benoit-sur-Loîre, Bayeux and Toulouse.  These far-flung similarities revealed a culture of copying that led to what may be regarded as a rebirth of architectural sculpture in these regions.  The article still serves as the basis for further exploration of the visual relationships between the earliest monumental architectural sculpture and the role of copybooks and loose sketches in the transmission of motifs and iconography.   George speculated that the likely source of all these relationships was the monastery and library at Saint-Benoit-sur-Loîre — as indeed has turned out to be the case.   Moreover, the emergent taste for monumental architectural sculpture on the great new ashlar buildings of the first half of the 11th century appears to reflect not only the preoccupations of the abbot of Saint-Benoit, Gauzlin (1004-1030), but also those of his half brother Robert II (972-1031), whose foundations at Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Saint-Aignan at Orléans were richly carved in the 1020s as well.   The rebirth of monumental architectural sculpture in the early eleventh century thus turns out to have been given impetus by the ascendant Capetian dynasty.  These connections amplify the links set forth by George and confirm not only his extraordinary ability to trace previously unnoticed formal lineages but also his role in laying the ground for future studies in the field of Romanesque art.
Invitation is attached.  Seating is unreserved and booking is not necessary but please RSVP to this e-mail address: crsbiconnect@gmail.com

Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Spring Term 2017

0067_allegory_of_justice_-_injustice-144a8d98631489020fe18th Jan Zsofia Buda ‘The Lady with the book and the closed curtain: iconographical peculiarities in a 15th-century Jewish service book for Passover’ discusses some unusual illustrations in a South German Jewish service book for Passover, finding among other things some surprising similarities with Christian iconography

22 Feb Laura Jacobus ‘”Mea culpa?” Penitence, Enrico Scrovegni and me’ The Arena Chapel in Padua was until very recently thought to be commissioned as an act of restitution for usury, and its frescoes by Giotto as an expression of penitence on the part of the patron Enrico Scrovegni. That view has now been challenged by Laura Jacobus and others. But two of her recent discoveries have the potential to reinforce the established view and undermine her own. What happens when a researcher uncovers inconvenient truths, and what is to be done?

15th March Péter Bokody ‘The Politicization of Rape: Giotto’s Allegory of Injustice in Padua’ suggests that the allegory of Injustice in the Arena Chapel (Padua) by Giotto and the allegory of War in the Palazzo Pubblico (Siena) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti are key allegorical images of rape which can offer critical and politicized representations of sexual violence without sanitizing or eroticizing the act. Their unparalleled representations of sexual violence have implications for a general history of rape and the visual culture of late-medieval Italy.

All this term’s seminars take place in the History of Art Department at Birkbeck (43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD) in Room 114 (The Keynes Library) at 5pm. Talks finish by 5.50pm (allowing those with other commitments to leave) and are then followed by discussion and refreshments. We hope to see you there.

Christie’s Education Antiquity to Renaissance Evening Lecture Series

‘Heaven and Hell ‘by the Master of Avicenna, c. 1432, now in Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna

‘Heaven and Hell ‘by the Master of Avicenna, c. 1432, now in Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna

Christie’s Education is delighted to announce the first of our Antiquity to Renaissance Evening Lecture series. This lecture programme is arranged to support the study and understanding of arts from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It is organised by the Art and Collecting: Antiquity to Renaissance department.

Dr Niamh Bhalla will present “Mapping Otherworldly Spaces in the Late Medieval World.” She was Visiting Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Her research focuses on using contemporary theory to open up fresh insights into how classical, byzantine and medieval images were experienced. Dr Bhalla has also been the project coordinator for the Getty-supported research project, Crossing Frontiers: Christians and Muslims and their art in Eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus at the Courtauld Institute.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 6.00 pm

Christie’s Education
153 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BD
020 7665 4350 | london@christies.edu
Click here to register for this free event.

Future Antiquity to Renaissance Evening Lectures

Thursday 27 April 2017
Dr Caspar Meyer, Birkbeck, University of London, (Title to be confirmed)

Thursday 25 May 2017
Dr Jessica Barker, University of East Anglia, ‘Voices and Ventriloquism in Medieval Tomb Sculpture’,