Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018

The Greek term kairós expresses an idea of ‘grasping the right moment’, which travelled through art, literature, and philosophy. And even today, it is central to debates over, for example, time management. Combining perspectives from classical reception studies and iconology, this ongoing project at KU Leuven (2017-2021) is about the reception of kairós in theContinue reading “Conference: The Right Moment. A Symposium on Kairotic Energies, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018”

Conference: Art and Economy in France and Italy in the 14th century: new research

Conference: Art et économie en France et en Italie au XIVe siècle. Nouvelles enquêtes,Art et économie en France et en Italie au XIVe siècle. Nouvelles enquêtes, Université de Lausanne, 19-20 October 2017     Programme: Jeudi 19 octobre 2017 Nicolas Bock, Michele Tomasi Introduction 14h30 L’Italie au Trecento et au Quattrocento : da Giotto alla morte !Continue reading “Conference: Art and Economy in France and Italy in the 14th century: new research”

Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Spring Term 2017

18th Jan Zsofia Buda ‘The Lady with the book and the closed curtain: iconographical peculiarities in a 15th-century Jewish service book for Passover’ discusses some unusual illustrations in a South German Jewish service book for Passover, finding among other things some surprising similarities with Christian iconography 22 Feb Laura Jacobus ‘”Mea culpa?” Penitence, Enrico ScrovegniContinue reading “Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art at Birkbeck, Spring Term 2017”

Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Autumn Term 2015

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder. Thursday 22nd October Dr. Robert Maniura, Rogier van der Weyden, Portraiture and Flesh Thursday 19th November Dr. Laura Jacobus, Four Weddings and a Funerary Chapel: aContinue reading “Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Autumn Term 2015”

Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333

Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333 : A Study in Catastrophism, Guild Organisation, and Art Technology by Erling S. Skaug Giotto di Bondone was the key figure in the transition from medieval to modern in European painting. It is well known that he, on 12 April 1334, was appointed architect of the cathedral ofContinue reading “Publication News: Giotto and the Flood of Florence in 1333”