Lecture: Saving the soul of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici: function and design in the Old Sacristy, Paul Davies, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 12 December 2016

Monday 12th December Paul Davies will speak on ‘Saving the soul of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici: function and design in the Old Sacristy’ Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici (c.1360-1429), founder of the Medici bank, was buried in the sacristy of S. Lorenzo in Florence. This sacristy was certainly a lavish structure, and one designed andContinue reading “Lecture: Saving the soul of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici: function and design in the Old Sacristy, Paul Davies, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 12 December 2016”

Lecture: Authority, Nature and the Image, Pippa Salonius, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 24 November 2016

Thursday 24th November, 5pm Pippa Salonius will speak on ‘Authority, Nature and the Image’ Medieval culture has been described as a ‘culture of authority’. Kings, princes, and city-states all sought to establish themselves as central figures of authority. The pope, as the earthly representative of divine authority and justice, strived to remain their point ofContinue reading “Lecture: Authority, Nature and the Image, Pippa Salonius, Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, 24 November 2016”

Seminar: ‘Talking Back to Power? Art and Political Opinion in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ with Dr Laura Slater, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 29 June 2016, 17.50pm

‘Spin’ and reputation management were an established part of medieval politics. Laura Slater explores the role of art and architecture in challenging political ideas and opinions in early fourteenth-century England, focussing on the activities of Queen Isabella of France during the 1320s. Successful in invading England, deposing her husband Edward II and establishing herself asContinue reading “Seminar: ‘Talking Back to Power? Art and Political Opinion in Early Fourteenth-Century England’ with Dr Laura Slater, Murray Research Seminar at Birkbeck, 29 June 2016, 17.50pm”

Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Summer 2016

All seminars are held at 5pm in the Keynes Library at Birkbeck’s School of Arts (Room 114, 43, Gordon Sq., London, WC1H OPD). A break at 5.50pm is followed by discussion and refreshments. 22 AprilBernd Nicolai: Modes of Artistic Expression and Representation. The facade of Bern Minster and fifteenth-century church building programmes in imperial citiesContinue reading “Lecture Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Summer 2016”

Seminar Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Spring 2016

 This term promises an interesting and varied programme.  Our speakers are: Zuleika Murat, sharing discoveries about Guariento and the Tomb of Doge Giovanni Dolfin in Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice (Wednesday 20th January) Tom Nickson, looking at the significance of light and its subsequent obscuration in gothic buildings (Wednesday, 10th February) Paula Nuttall, on dance and low-life subjectsContinue reading “Seminar Series: Murray Seminars at Birkbeck, Spring 2016”

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

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″

Lecture Series: Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, 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.

Lecture Series: The Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, Summer 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. All seminars are held at 6pm at Birkbeck’s School of Arts (43, Gordon Sq., London, WC1H OPD), and are followed by a reception.Continue reading “Lecture Series: The Murray Seminars on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Birkbeck, Summer Term 2015”