British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light

On 23rd November 2016 Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman from the British Museum once again kindly allowed staff and students from The Courtauld to look at objects from the museum’s store rooms, focused on the theme of light. We looked at a number of objects associated with the production of light, including a ByzantineContinue reading “British Museum Handling Session: Medieval Light”

Lecture, Prof Liz James: ‘Light and colour; dark and shadow’, 5.30pm,Tues 11th October, Courtauld Institute, London

Prof Liz James (University of Sussex): ‘Light and colour; dark and shadow’ Light and colour, darkness and shadow, are all fundamental aspects of works of art in a practical way (can we see the work?), a formal fashion (what colours are used?) and conceptually (why these colours? Why this light or this lighting?). But theyContinue reading “Lecture, Prof Liz James: ‘Light and colour; dark and shadow’, 5.30pm,Tues 11th October, Courtauld Institute, London”

CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450 (I–II) International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (Convenors: Stefania Gerevini and Tom Nickson) Light has occupied an increasingly prominent role in medieval studies in recent years. Its perceptual and epistemic significance in the period 1200-1450Continue reading “CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”