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Speakers Include: Antony Griffiths,
Traditionally, the history of printmaking has fallen in the space between art history and the history of the book. Often ‘reproductive’ and multiple in nature, prints have long been marginalized i...
Speakers Include: Professor Ethan Matt Kavaler,
How were political art works able to mediate between rival interests, to enhance the power and presence of rulers while buttressing the competing rights and privileges of their subjects? And in what w...
Speakers Include: Dr Anna Marazuela Kim,
Sculpture is a form of art that, paradoxically, involves a dynamic of making through breaking. As such, it exemplifies a process that might usefully be thematized as “creative destruction.” Taking...
Speakers Include: Katrien Vanagt, Eric Jorink,
A contemporary film on 17th century vision, followed by a discussion between the co-director, Katrien Vanagt, the historian of science Eric Jorink and the art historian Joanna Woodall. ‘Enter with m...
Speakers Include: Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson,
Various Persian manuscripts dating from the 15th and 16th centuries contain illustrations and illuminations signed by their artists in minute script. Often these all-but-invisible signatures are tucke...
The Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium offers the opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present and promote their research. This year’s them...
Richard K. Morris (1943- 2015) lectured at the University of Warwick for 27 years during which time he taught countless students and demonstrated his breadth of knowledge in architectural analysis. He...
Speakers Include: Melanie Gifford,
This lecture explores the imposing Large Still Life with Armor traditionally attributed to Willem Kalf (1619—1693). In 2012 the painting was reattributed to Willem van Aelst (1627—1683) on the b...
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 International Center of Medieval Art at The Courtauld, Research Forum
Speakers Include: Lawrence Nees,
Much attention has been paid to the change of books from roll to codex form, largely accomplished by the fourth and fifth centuries, and the impact of this change on the illustration of books. Howev...