Seminar: Light made and light received: Architectural polychromy in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Wednesday 14 February 2018 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN Light in the Gothic period (twelfth and thirteenth centuries) has been the subject of numerous studies. These have drawn heavily on the writings of abbot Suger and focus particularly on stainedContinue reading “Seminar: Light made and light received: Architectural polychromy in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries”

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”

Conference cycle: Visibility and presence of the iamge in the ecclesiastical space: Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages. Paris, 18 February – 16 June 2016

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, salle Vasari, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, February 18, 2016, February 18 – June 16, 2016 Cycle de conférences Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial. Byzance et Moyen Age occidental Les jeudis 18 février, 24 mars, 19 mai et 16 juin 2016 INHA, salle Vasari (salle Jullian le 16 juinContinue reading “Conference cycle: Visibility and presence of the iamge in the ecclesiastical space: Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages. Paris, 18 February – 16 June 2016”