Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin—a vividly coloured, densely populated tableau of heaven, earth, and the underworld—is one of the best preserved, visually complex, and finely executed altarpieces to survive from fifteenth-century France. It is also one of the best documented: its lengthy contract reveals that it was commissioned in 1453 by Jean de Montagny, aContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘”I saw wonders, I saw horrors”: Reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin’, with Emma Capron, The National Gallery, London, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm (BST)”
This talk will explain the relation of subterranean structures to the water supply system and present their 3D models and a short documentary.
This preliminary revaluation of the Use of Salisbury at the first cathedral will consider the evidence of three earlier sources that have received less attention from scholars.
In canto 29 of Dante’s Inferno a notorious alchemist, consigned to the depths of Hell among the fraudulent, boasts of having been a successful ape of nature (“di natura buona scimia”). The boast allies imitation with counterfeiting and points to the way that representational truth to nature is inherently false. This talk takes the presence of monkeysContinue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Perverse Images: Monstrous Beauty and Monkey Business in Italian Art from Botticelli to Bronzino’, by Professor Patricia Rubin, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 27 May 2021, 5-6 pm (BST)”
The Wittgenstein Project Team will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Lilia Campana, featuring her current work on “Byzantine Ship Design and Its Legacy in the West: Transmission and Application of Shipbuilding Knowledge in Venice and Beyond”.
This discussion explores the meteoric canonisation of Thomas Becket, his subsequent veneration and the destruction of his reputation during the Reformation in the Tudor period.
The final installment of the 2020-2021 London Medieval Manuscripts Seminar (hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London) is Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 17:30 pm GMT. Eyal Poleg from Queen Mary University London will delivering the lecture.
This talk will begin by revealing a stunningly beautiful and previously unknown detached miniature from a royal Book of Hours created by the court artist Jean Bourdichon around 1498.
‘Circular Thinking’ is an online lecture, short papers and panel discussion devoted to the drawing compass, an essential tool of premodern makers that came to represent divine Creation. Although now associated primarily with architecture, the compass was a transmedial instrument, integral to a range of artisanal operations, yet evidence of its use is relatively thin.Continue reading “Online Lecture: The Drawing Compass as a Tool of Creation in Premodern Europe, The Warburg Institute, 10th-11th June 2021, 5:30-7pm (BST)”
To mark last year’s 850th anniversary of his brutal murder, the exhibition explored Becket’s remarkable life, death and legacy. It presents his journey from a merchant’s son to Archbishop of Canterbury, and the attempts to obliterate his cult under the Tudor dynasty. Introduced and chaired by the Director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, theContinue reading “Online Lecture: Curators’ Introduction – Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint, 7th May 2021, 17.30–18.30 (BST)”