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?).
The Reuter Lecture this year will be given by Professor John Gillingham, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the London School of Economics.
Wednesday 15 June 2016 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN There is a symbiotic relationship between design, art and visual culture, and the exact sciences, which is attested in early scientific objects from al-Andalus and in medieval Arabic texts. InContinue reading “Lecture: The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain (15 June, Courtauld Institute of Art)”
Zuleika Murat, ‘I have not seen more precious tombs and burials with greater pomp’: Guariento and the Tomb of Doge Giovanni Dolfin in Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice The splendid tomb of Doge Giovanni Dolfin in the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice once consisted of a hanging canopy and tomb by Andrea daContinue reading “Lecture: ‘”I have not seen more precious tombs and burials with greater pomp”: Guariento and the Tomb of Doge Giovanni Dolfin in Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice’, Zuleika Murat, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 5.00pm 20 January 2016″
Puerta Vilchez lecture at the V&A: Evening Lecture and Reception José Miguel Puerta Vílchez Qurtuba/Córdoba: Monumentality and artistic sensibility in al-Andalus Thursday 19 June 2014, 7pm Seminar Room Three, Learning Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London The patronage of the Umayyad caliphs of al-Andalus (Muslim-ruled Spain) created one of the highpoints of classical Islam. The splendourContinue reading “Event: Puerta Vilchez lecture at the V&A (London, 19 June 2014)”
Dr. Anastasia Drandaki (Benaki Museum) considers the role of natural landscape in Byzantine pilgrimage art. A pilgrimage was born of the believer’s longing to be in a locus sanctus (holy place), to see and touch and imitate holy persons, treading in their very footsteps. Pilgrims themselves express this in their journals, describing step by stepContinue reading “Lecture: Deserts, Rivers and Mountains: Nature and Divinity in Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Brookline, MA”
Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum lecture hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 Byzantine Money: The Politics and Aesthetics of a World Currency Ilse and Leo Mildenberg Memorial Lecture Eurydice Georganteli, Harvard University Fellow in the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University When the Roman Empire’s capital moved from Rome toContinue reading “Lecture: Byzantine Money: The Politics and Aesthetics of a World Currency”
The church, a short distance outside Norwich, is outstanding even among the screens of the county as a survival showing remarkable completeness of its imagery and exceedingly high quality artistry.
The director of the York Glaziers’ Trust, Sarah Brown will be giving this year’s annual lecture for the Ely Stained Glass Museum in London. The topic of the paper will be “‘The conservation of a medieval master-piece: John Thorntonʼs stained glass Apocalypse in York Minster“. The lecture will begin at 6pm at Art Worker’s Guild,Continue reading “Lecture: Stained Glass Museum Annual Lecture, Art Worker’s Guild London, 24 July 2013 6pm”