For the third ‘Intermediality’ Graduate Research Seminar, organised by the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, we are joined by art historian Dr Laura Tillery (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) who will be discussing intermedial collaboration in the medieval workshop, focusing on fifteenth-century multimedia winged altarpieces in Lübeck, Germany and Scandinavia.
Almost every Medieval church had one or more sculptures of saints, many of which were placed on altars, in wall niches or in so-called tabernacle-altarpieces. This last category refers to three-dimensional, canopied structures, embellished with bright colours and equipped with movable wings that housed cult images of the Virgin and Child or saints. This early type of altarpieceContinue reading “CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019”
Rothenburg and Würzburg, 21. – 24.06.2017 Conference Program In 1980, Michael Baxandall introduced the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider and his artistic milieu to English-speaking art historians — specialists and non-experts alike — with his book The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany. This publication appeared just a year prior to the first major exhibition of Riemenschneider’s early works in Würzburg’s Mainfränkisches Museum (1981). InContinue reading “CONF: Riemenschneider In Situ (Rothenburg/Wuerzburg, 21-24 Jun 17)”