Materials mattered in the Middle Ages. Only with the right materials could artists produce works of art of the highest quality, from jewel-encrusted crosses, gilded and enamelled chalices and ivory plaques to large-scale tapestries, wooden stave churches and stone cathedrals. This conference seeks to explore the qualities and properties of materials for the people who sourced, crafted and used them.
Size mattered in medieval art. Whether building a grand gothic cathedral or carving a minute boxwood prayer bead, precisely how big to make it was a principal concern for medieval artists, their patrons, and audiences.
The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium (London, Friday 8 February 2019) invites speakers to consider issues and opportunities encountered by medieval artists and viewers in relation to size and scale.
Saturday 4 February 2017. Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN In the earliest days of the discipline, medieval art historians were preoccupied with attempts to name and locate masters in anonymous works through formal analysis. In recent years, however, new approaches have favoured the proposal andContinue reading “CFP: Medieval Collaborations, The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 22nd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium (4 February 2017), deadline 25 November 2016”
20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium 10.10 – 17.30, Saturday 7 February 2015 (with registration from 09.40) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Pilgrimage, wars and trade are key components of the Middle Ages and all embody movement. This colloquium aims at exploring the importance ofContinue reading “Conference: Movement in Medieval Art and Architecture, 20th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 7 Feb 2015”
This colloquium aims at exploring the importance of movement in the creative processes of medieval art and architecture.
10.00-17:30, Saturday 1 February 2014 (with registration from 09.30) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Ticket/Entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary. Medieval art and architecture are often misconceived as being governed by categories and boundaries, be it geographical, social, or artistic. ThisContinue reading “Conference: Boundaries in Art & Architecture, 19th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1 February 2014”