CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019

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”

CONF: Riemenschneider In Situ (Rothenburg/Wuerzburg, 21-24 Jun 17)

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)”