Lecture: ‘“So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty”: on the sculptures of knights and ladies at Santa María la Mayor de Toro (Zamora)’, with Marina Aurora Garzón Fernández, Courtauld Institute of Art, 23rd November, 5pm-6.30pm GMT

In this lecture at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Dr Marina Aurora Garzón Fernández examines the 12th century sculptures of knights and ladies depicted at the Santa María la Mayor de Toro.

Online Lecture: Giovanni de Fondulis – A Forgotten Protagonist of North Italian Renaissance Sculpture, Courtauld Institute via Zoom, 28th February 5:00-6:30 GMT

Speaker: Marco Scansani – Research Fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa When we think of terracotta sculpture from northern Italy, the first works that come to mind are the impressive Paduan Lamentation groups, especially the masterpieces of Guido Mazzoni and Niccolò dell’Arca. The name of Giovanni de Fondulis is certainly not among the most well-known, neither among specialists, norContinue reading “Online Lecture: Giovanni de Fondulis – A Forgotten Protagonist of North Italian Renaissance Sculpture, Courtauld Institute via Zoom, 28th February 5:00-6:30 GMT”

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 Call for papers: ‘”God is in the Details” – The Art of Detail in the Middle Ages’, 27th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, (deadline: 13 February 2022)

For Aby Warburg, God was in the details; for others they were the devil. From manuscript  miniatures to carved altarpieces or richly decorated muqarnas , detail was highly valued in  the Middle Ages. In different circumstances the deployment of detail displays, disguises  and depends upon the materiality of objects, embedded in the woven structure ofContinue reading ” Call for papers: ‘”God is in the Details” – The Art of Detail in the Middle Ages’, 27th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, (deadline: 13 February 2022)”

Online Conference: ‘Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages’, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021, 2pm (BST)

Join the Courtauld Institute of Art for a conference in tribute to Peter Kidson (1925-2019) and Paul Crossley (1945-2019), where speakers will consider the personalities, technologies and geographies that determined how medieval architecture was studied and taught after 1945.

Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)

Painting Pairs presents collaborative research undertaken by graduates in conservation and art history focussing on paintings currently in the conservation studios at the Courtauld.  The paintings  that form the focus for investigation by each a pair of graduates are from different periods and pose a range of questions related to their history, conservation and display.   At the first Zoom webinar presentation onContinue reading “Online Lecture: Painting Pairs: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, Thursday 22 April 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (BST)”

Online Lecture: ‘Art, Architecture & Reputation Management in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ by Dr Laura Slater, Courtauld Institute of Art, 17 February 2021, 5-6pm (GMT)

Dr Laura Slater explores the role of art and architecture in these processes of reputation management.

Online Conference: The Courtauld’s 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium: ‘Display and Displacement in Medieval Art and Architecture’, Courtauld Institute of Art, 18-19 February 2021, 11:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

The Courtauld’s 26th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium has invited speakers from various academic fields (including, but not limited to, art history, archaeology, material culture and conservation studies) to consider various forms of displacement and their visual and experiential implications for medieval art and architecture.

Online Conference: ‘Remarkable women’: Female patronage of religious institutions, 1300-1550, Courtauld Institute of Art, 29 January 2021, 10:00 – 17:45 (GMT)

This conference seeks to explore the ways in which women patronised and interacted with monasteries and religious houses during the late Middle Ages, how they commissioned devotional and commemorative art for monastic settings, and the ways in which these donations were received and understood by their intended audiences.

Online Conference: Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art & Artists of Late-Medieval & Renaissance Iberia & Beyond, c. 1400–1550, 10-11 December 2020

Travelling Objects, Travelling People aims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia.

Online Book Launch: Continuous Page: Bringing Art Online in a Pandemic, 23 November 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (GMT)

To celebrate the launch of the latest volume in the Courtauld Books Online series—Continuous Page: Scrolls and Scrolling from Papyrus to Hypertext—this roundtable discussion will reflect on art history’s recent rush online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.