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Lecture: Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture (Courtauld Institute, 24/04/18, 5:30pm)

Prof-Malcolm-Thurlby

Lecture:  ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’, by Professor Malcolm Thurlby FSA

Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture

Where: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute

Date: 24th April 2018, 5:30pm

This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English Romanesque sculpture in the context of its architectural matrix, focusing on specific carved elements such as portals, tympana, capitals, and figural reliefs. It will set out to demonstrate the fundamental importance of forensic visual analysis to our understanding of a Romanesque building and its ornament, most notably where documentary information is lacking. The diagnostic potential of a range of material evidence – painted decoration, the use of stucco, the work of 19th-century copyists – will be seen to support proposed dating sequences at a number of monuments, including the cathedrals of Worcester, Hereford and Ely and the abbey at Malmesbury, and at lesser churches such as Knook in Wiltshire, Leigh in Worcestershire, Milborne Port in Somerset, and Kirkburn in Yorkshire.

Malcolm Thurlby studied art history at the University of East Anglia. His PhD thesis on Transitional Sculpture in England 1150—1240 (1976) was supervised by Eric Fernie. He teaches art and architectural history at York University, Toronto. His research focuses on Romanesque and Gothic architecture and sculpture, and on 19th- and early 20th-century architecture in Canada. He concurs with Bishop John Medley (1804-92) that ‘some knowledge of Church Architecture ought, surely, to be a part of every liberal education.’

Entry to the lecture is free and open to all. The Courtauld would like all those wishing to attend to register beforehand: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/english-romanesque-sculpture-in-its-architectural-context-tickets-44591422144

The Courtauld lecture theatre is accessed via the doors opposite the main gallery entrance. Ask at the reception desk on arrival for further directions.

For more information click here.

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New publication: Monumentos singulares del románico: nuevas lecturas sobre formas y usos. Actas XIII Curso de Iniciación al Románico (Aguilar de Campoo), Fundación Santa María la Real, 2012

Monumentos-singulares-del-romanicoMonumentos singulares del románico: nuevas lecturas sobre formas y usos. Actas XIII Curso de Iniciación al Románico (Aguilar de Campoo), Fundación Santa María la Real, 2012, 244 p.
ISBN: 
978-84-15072-58-4

El románico español es uno de los más ricos de Europa, tanto por la cantidad de testimonios como por la calidad de muchos de ellos. En el extenso y variado catálogo de obras conservadas sobresalen algunos edificios relevantes que presentan particularidades propias y específicas que los hacen singulares dentro del panorama general del estilo. En esta publicación se recoge una pequeña selección con algunos monumentos emblemáticos que están siendo objeto, o lo han sido recientemente, de nuevas investigaciones basadas en metodologías y enfoques actualizados. A través de estas líneas de estudio se está cambiando la visión tradicional que hasta ahora se tenía sobre estos edificios, contribuyendo de esta manera a  un mejor conocimiento de nuestro románico.

En la mayor parte de los casos elegidos se trata de soluciones estructurales poco comunes que están en perfecta sintonía con la función litúrgica o ceremonial que tenía lugar en ellos. La cripta de la catedral de Palencia es un buen ejemplo de ello…. apoyada en ocasiones por un ideario decorativo de gran relevancia, bien en forma de pintura mural, como San Baudelio de Berlanga y San Isidoro de León, o de escultura monumental, como ocurre con la Cámara Santa de la catedral de Oviedo.

En el libro se analizan obras como la cripta de San Antoín de Palencia, cuyo estudio corre a cargo de Rafael Martínez González, director del Departamento de Cultura de la Diputación de Palencia y académico de la Institución Tello Tellez de Meneses.  César García de Castro Valdés, arqueólogo de la Consejería de Cultura del Principado de Asturias  trata la Cámara Santa de la Catedral de Oviedo. Gerardo Boto Varela de la Universitat de Girona y Esther Lozano López de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona analizan, respectivamente, el panteón regio de San Isidoro de León y  la iglesia de San Pedro de Siresa en Huesca.  Milagros Guardia Pons, catedrática de la Universitat de Barcelona comenta la estructura arquitectónica y los usos litúrgicos de  la ermita de San Baudelio de Berlanga en Soria y, finalmente, Javier Martínez de Aguirre, catedrático de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, escribe sobre La Santa Cruz y el Calvario: formas y espacios románicos.

Contenido:

RAFAEL MARTÍNEZ: La cripta de la Catedral de Palencia: nuevas respuestas a viejas cuestiones.
ESTHER LOZANO LÓPEZ: San Pedro de Siresa: Nuevas perspectivas sobre un monumento emblemático.
CÉSAR GARCÍA DE CASTRO VALDÉS: La reforma románica de la Cámara Santa de la Catedral de Oviedo.
GERARDO BOTO VARELA: In Legionenssy regum cimiterio. La monumentalización del panteón regio de San Isidoro de León.
MILAGROS GUARDIA PONS: San Baudelio de Berlanga: estructura arquitectónica y usos litúrgicos.
JAVIER MARTÍNEZ DE AGUIRRE: La Santa Cruz y el Calvario: formas y espacios románicos.

Lecture: Romanesque Sculpture: Contexts and Perceptions from Lincoln and Pavia to Moissac and Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines, Courtauld

fernieThe Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland requests the pleasure of your company at its Annual Lecture on Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 5.30 p.m. at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

The lecture is divided into two parts, concerning form and content respectively. The first discusses what is special about Romanesque sculpture and how it could have arisen, with particular reference to its relationship to the buildings it adorns. This section also examines the theory that architectural sculpture was developed out of church furniture.

The section on content considers a number of examples, including capitals in the cloister at Moissac, carvings on the façade of San Michele in Pavia, and a relief on the Puerta de las Platerias at Santiago de Compostela.

Professor Eric Fernie has held the posts of Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Courtauld Institute of the University of London. He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Society of Antiquaries of London (of which he has been President), and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

His books include The Architecture of the Anglo-Saxons (1983), An Architectural History of Norwich Cathedral (1993), Art History and its Methods(1995), and The Architecture of Norman England (2000). He has also published some seventy chapters in books and papers in refereed journals.

Romanesque Research Award 2014

3bf39b293e-2Romanesque Research Award 2014
Application deadline: Mar 15, 2014

The Reseach Award of the European Center of the Romanesque (Europäisches
Romanik Zentrum, ERZ) supports outstanding research works on Romanesque
art and architecture. It is donated by Stiftung Saalesparkasse (Halle)
and Mr Gerhard Mauch (Ludwigshafen).

The award especially aims to promote, honor and encourage graduated
junior researchers contributing to the study of Romanesque art, history,
archaeology, Church history as well as history of the law.

Only unpublished research works will be considered (PhD thesis). The
award is valued at 2000 Euro. The awarding itself is co-judged by
international members of the ERZ’s board of advisors. Accepting the
award, the winner is encouraged to give a public lecture at the ERZ.

Until March 15th 2014, the application (CV, certificates, references,
list of publications) as well as one piece of his/her research works
including an abstract and the academic evaluation is to be send at:
Direktor des Instituts Europäisches Romanik Zentrum
Domplatz 7
06217 Merseburg
Germany

For further information visit the website.