New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker

With 33 colour and 63 black & white illustrations, it’s a beautiful study of “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Pioneering investigation of the popular “double tomb” effigies in the Middle Ages. Medieval tombs often depict husband and wife lying side-by-side, and hand in hand, immortalised in elegantly carved stone: what Phiilip Larkin’s poem An ArundelContinue reading “New Publication: Stone Fidelity: Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture, by Jessica Barker”

Advertisement

Call for Contributions: English Alabaster Sculptures in Context: Art, History and Historiography (edited volume)

The book aims at challenging the current limits within the field of research related to English alabasters, in order to establish a new model of study. Over the last century many studies on English alabasters have been published, including exhibition catalogues, list of documents and archival sources, catalogues raisonnés of the most important collections. AllContinue reading “Call for Contributions: English Alabaster Sculptures in Context: Art, History and Historiography (edited volume)”

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″

Conference: Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam, University of Tubingen (18-20 February 2016)

Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam University of Tubingen, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Alte Burse, Bursagasse 1, Raum X, 72070 Tübingen, Germany, Conference: February 18 – 20, 2016. Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2016 The idea that the shaping of tombs and funeral places goes beyond aspects of personal welfare and mirrors social functions and meanings of commemorationContinue reading “Conference: Medieval Tombs and their Spatial Contexts. Strategies of Commemoration in Christianity and Islam, University of Tubingen (18-20 February 2016)”

Study Day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex, 28 March 2015

The church of St Mary the Virgin, Battle, was established by Abbot Ralph c. 1115 on the battlefield of 1066. The church includes a magnificent transitional nave, a rare wall painting of St Margaret of Antioch of c.1300 and the gilded and painted alabaster tomb of Sir Anthony Browne (1548) who acquired the abbey atContinue reading “Study Day: Monumental Brass Society at Battle, East Sussex, 28 March 2015”

(Updated) Conference Programme: Fifty Years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture (London, 21 June 2014)

(Updated) Conference Programme: Fifty Years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture. New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material Saturday 21 June 2014, 10.00 – 18.00 (with registration from 09.30) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN ‘Tomb Sculpture will remain….among the basic works which determine turning points in the historyContinue reading “(Updated) Conference Programme: Fifty Years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture (London, 21 June 2014)”

Conference: Fifty Years After Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture. New Approaches, new Perspectives, New Material, London

The Courtauld Institute of Art is holding this one-day conference in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Erwin Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture: Four Lectures on its Changing Aspects from Ancient Egypt to Bernini, comprising the lectures delivered originally in the fall of 1956 at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York. Panofsky’sContinue reading “Conference: Fifty Years After Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture. New Approaches, new Perspectives, New Material, London”

Call for papers: Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material; London

Call for Papers for Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material conference to be held 10.00- 17.00, Saturday 15 November 2014 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at a one-day conference, jointly sponsored by the Monumental Brass Society andContinue reading “Call for papers: Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material; London”

Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material

Call for Papers for Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material conference to be held 10.00- 17.00, Saturday 15 November 2014 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at a one-day conference, jointly sponsored by the Monumental Brass Society andContinue reading “Commemoration of the Dead: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material”

Call for Papers: Fifty years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture (London 2014)

Call for Papers: Fifty years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture: New Approaches, New Perspectives, New Material London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 21 June 2014 Deadline: 16 February 2014 ‘Tomb Sculpture will remain….among the basic works which determine turning points in the history of our discipline’. (Review in Art Bulletin, 1967) The Courtauld Institute will beContinue reading “Call for Papers: Fifty years after Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture (London 2014)”