Call for Papers: ‘Alabaster as a Material for Medieval & Renaissance sculpture’, 8th Annual Ards Conference, Deadline 15 December 2020

The 8th ARDS annual colloquium, which celebrates new research in the field of renaissance and medieval sculpture will focus on alabaster as a material for European sculpture from the 14th until the 17th century.

New Publication: Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1330-1530, by Kim Woods

Cut in Alabaster is the first comprehensive study of alabaster sculpture in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. While marble is associated with Renaissance Italy, alabaster was the material commonly used elsewhere in Europe and has its own properties, traditions and meanings. It enjoyed particular popularity as a sculptural material during the twoContinue reading “New Publication: Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions, 1330-1530, by Kim Woods”

Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Many statues and works of sculpture made in the late Gothic and Renaissance period are represented with mouth open, as if caught in a mid-utterance. These ‘speaking sculptures’ have received remarkably little comment from art historians. What are these speaking statues meant to be saying? And what, as viewers, are we meant to ‘hear’ andContinue reading “Seminar and Book Launch: Speaking Sculptures, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (Vernon Square), Wednesday 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm”

Call for Contributions: English Alabaster Sculptures in Context: Art, History and Historiography (edited volume)

The book aims at challenging the current limits within the field of research related to English alabasters, in order to establish a new model of study. Over the last century many studies on English alabasters have been published, including exhibition catalogues, list of documents and archival sources, catalogues raisonnés of the most important collections. AllContinue reading “Call for Contributions: English Alabaster Sculptures in Context: Art, History and Historiography (edited volume)”

Upcoming Event: Art and Attention: Alabaster and Ivory Sculpture in the Middle Ages

Seminar at the Anatomy Museum, King’s College, London. 24.03.2014, 18.30-20.30. A Seminar Series and Cross-Period Investigation Attention is an intense concentration enacted in the body and mind. It is something to be attracted or something we give, generously and with due consideration. In theatre and performance, it is that which unites an audience, who are,Continue reading “Upcoming Event: Art and Attention: Alabaster and Ivory Sculpture in the Middle Ages”