Books roundup: New Publications in Art

GABRIELE KOSTER, UTA SIEBRECHT. Der Magdeburger Reiter, Schnell & Steiner, 2017, 368 p. ISBN: 978-3795432027 Der Band versammelt Beiträge namhafter Experten aus den Bereichen Restaurierung, Kunstgeschichte, Geschichte und Rechtsgeschichte, die den aktuellen Forschungsstand zum Magdeburger Reiter als bedeutende Skulptur der mittelalterlichen Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven präsentieren. Der Magdeburger Reiter, entstanden um 1240, giltContinue reading “Books roundup: New Publications in Art”

Call for Submissions: ‘Art(ifice),’ North Street Review, Spring 2017

Call for Submissions: ‘Art(ifice),’ North Street Review, University of St. Andrews Deadline: December 1, 2016 Artifice, n. (Oxford English Dictionary ): 1. Human skill or workmanship as opposed to nature or a natural phenomenon. 2. Skill in devising and using expedients; artfulness, cunning, trickery. These definitions of artifice contrasts human workmanship with the natural, leavingContinue reading “Call for Submissions: ‘Art(ifice),’ North Street Review, Spring 2017”

Lecture: Deserts, Rivers and Mountains: Nature and Divinity in Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Brookline, MA

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”