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Bernard Palissy: Early Career - Securing Patronage And Mimicking Nature In A Moment Of Crisis, Karissa Bailey 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Bernard Palissy: Early Career - Securing Patronage And Mimicking Nature In A Moment Of Crisis, Karissa Bailey

LSU Master's Theses

Early in 1562, France was experiencing a state of high religious tension between Protestants and Catholics that would precipitate the outbreak of the Religious Wars on March 1. A week before, Bernard Palissy, a Huguenot potter, wrote a letter to his Catholic patron from prison inBordeaux where he was being held on charges associated with an iconoclastic incident in his home city of Saintes. This letter would later be published as a dedication letter for the pamphlet Architecture et Ordonnance, which featured the description of a grotto commissioned by Anne de Montmorency, Palissy’s patron, seven years earlier. This thesis ...


The Spiritual Nature Of The Italian Renaissance, Kaitlyn Kenney 2020 Liberty University

The Spiritual Nature Of The Italian Renaissance, Kaitlyn Kenney

Senior Honors Theses

This study seeks to investigate the influence of faith in the emergence and development of the Italian Renaissance, in both the artwork and writing of the major artists and thinkers of the day, and the impact that new expressions of faith had on the viewing public. While the Renaissance is often labeled as a secular movement by modern scholars, this interpretation is largely due to the political motives of the Medici family who dominated Florence as the center of this artistic rebirth, on and off again throughout the period. On close examination, the philosophical and creative undercurrents of the movement ...


Reframing Severed Representations: From Biography Towards A Psychoanalytical Reading Of Caravaggio’S Self-Portraiture, Alyson McGowan 2020 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Reframing Severed Representations: From Biography Towards A Psychoanalytical Reading Of Caravaggio’S Self-Portraiture, Alyson Mcgowan

Honors Theses

Perhaps one of the most celebrated artists of all time and responsible for ushering in a new style of art during the Baroque period, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio continues to emerge from the pages of history and captivate art historians and art lovers alike. He has been the focus of countless scholars and art critics since his emergence as an artist in 16th century Rome. This research will provide a fresh analysis of two of the artist's verified self-portraits, The Young Sick Bacchus c. 1593 and David with the Head of Goliath c. 1610, using Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. By ...


Gendering Art History In The Victorian Age: Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake, And George Eliot In Florence, Antje Anderson 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Gendering Art History In The Victorian Age: Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake, And George Eliot In Florence, Antje Anderson

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis investigates how three professional Victorian women writers, Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake, and George Eliot, wrote about Renaissance art in Florence. As nineteenth-century women, they were excluded from certain realms of knowledge, agency, and influence. This exclusion (complicated by their privilege in terms of class, nationality, and education) influenced the way they experienced and wrote about art. The introduction addresses how changing modes of travel, broader access to publication, and art history’s gradual emergence as an academic discipline helped shape their careers as women art writers—the well-known “Mrs. Jameson” as a popularizer of art history for a ...


The Eye And The Ear: A Study Of The Connections Between Music And The Visual Arts In The Italian Baroque, McKay Perry 2020 Belmont University

The Eye And The Ear: A Study Of The Connections Between Music And The Visual Arts In The Italian Baroque, Mckay Perry

Honors Theses

The seventeenth centaury is one of the most widely studied periods in the arts. Music, drama, architecture, and the visual arts flourished around Europe. In Italy especially, the seventeenth century was a time of innovation and flourishing of the arts, thanks to patronage of the papacy in Rome, powerful families funding the arts in cities such as Florence, and increased economic activity in cities such as Venice. Music and the visual arts in particular flourished during this period: from seventeenth century Italy emerged the genre of opera, the sculptures of Bernini, and countless other timeless works of art. Though scholarship ...


A Second Life: The Adaptation Of Dying Italian Towns To Accommodate Immigrants And Refugees, Rachel Rubis 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Second Life: The Adaptation Of Dying Italian Towns To Accommodate Immigrants And Refugees, Rachel Rubis

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Despite its efforts in historic preservation, there is an abundance of culturally significant Italian vernacular towns dying due to dilapidation and depopulation. Simultaneously, Italy has faced an ongoing stream of immigrants and refugees seeking work, housing, and asylum within its borders—a crisis that has resulted in Italian fear and animosity aside immigrant maltreatment and hardship. My research, which is supplemented by first-hand experience in Italy, qualitative analysis, and text sources, proposes interventions into dying Italian towns to aid in the resettlement of immigrants and refugees—an effort meant to be mutually beneficial to both the town and the immigrant ...


Rethinking The Genesis Of Mudéjar Architecture In Medieval Toledo, Elizabeth Dowker 2020 William & Mary

Rethinking The Genesis Of Mudéjar Architecture In Medieval Toledo, Elizabeth Dowker

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Following the surrender of Toledo to Alfonso VI of Castile-León in 1085 C.E., shifting political and religious power remolded the social fabric and land ownership of the city. As the former capitol of the Visigothic empire and one of the cities on the ‘frontier’ of a hegemonically Christian Spain, Toledo was a nexus of the manifestation of Reconquest ideology for Castilian Christians. Religious buildings in Toledo constructed or expanded during the twelfth- through fourteenth-centuries express stylistic adaptation and growth. However, the terminology used to describe this architecture needs further clarification. This thesis suggests that with respect to Toledo, the ...


The Carver's Choice: Tilman Riemenschneider's Monochromatic Altarpiece Of The Holy Blood, Grace Bland 2020 William & Mary

The Carver's Choice: Tilman Riemenschneider's Monochromatic Altarpiece Of The Holy Blood, Grace Bland

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project explores the meaning of monochrome in the work of the early sixteenth century German sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531). The Jakobskirche (St. James Church) in Rothenburg, Germany houses his most famous work; the entirely monochromatic Holy Blood Altarpiece, completed in 1505. Riemenschneider’s Holy Blood Altarpiece functioned as an altarpiece and a reliquary for three drops of sacramental blood from the thirteenth century which made St. James a well-known pilgrimage site for several centuries. While Riemenschneider’s altar stands in the West choir of the church, the high altar of St. James stands in the East, polychromed with rich ...


Art, Anatomy, And Political Theory In The Late Renaissance: Creating The Renaissance Body, Isabel Lauren Gheytanchi 2020 University of Cincinnati

Art, Anatomy, And Political Theory In The Late Renaissance: Creating The Renaissance Body, Isabel Lauren Gheytanchi

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Universal access to the human body allows the body to serve as a common standard to which all things are measured against; an accessible analog. Societies cling to the comfort and stability of the universal human body when approaching new ideas. So naturally by the end of the European Renaissance (1450-1650) the prevalence of the human body in intellectual and artistic circles reflected the chaos brought on by new, unsettling Renaissance ideas. But with these new ideas and discoveries came a new understanding of embodiment: The Renaissance's cultural construction of the human body. Previous historians have emphasized the advancement ...


In The Age Of Non-Mechanical Reproduction: Manuscript Variation In Early-Modern South Asia, Arthur Dudney, Neeraja Poddar 2020 University of Cambridge

In The Age Of Non-Mechanical Reproduction: Manuscript Variation In Early-Modern South Asia, Arthur Dudney, Neeraja Poddar

Manuscript Studies

No abstract provided.


Gems Of Gods And Mortals: The Changing Symbolism Of Pearls Throughout The Roman Empire, Emily Hallman 2020 Savannah College of Art and Design

Gems Of Gods And Mortals: The Changing Symbolism Of Pearls Throughout The Roman Empire, Emily Hallman

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History

Born in the wombs of shells and polished by mother nature herself, pearls were regarded as gifts from the gods. For millennia, the creation of pearls was credited to the tears of heavenly creatures or the formation of sun-touched dewdrops. Countless civilizations, both Western and Non-Western, have their own myths and legends surrounding the pearl, a mark of their mysterious allure. The artform of jewelry, favored by the Roman aristocracy, took advantage of naturally perfected pearls to create stunning pieces with staggering prices. The pearl’s meaning evolved throughout the Roman Empire and into Early Christian Rome, setting up a ...


Painting And Performing The Past: Representation Of A Historical Marriage In Eighteenth-Century Peru, Xena Fitzgerald 2020 Southern Methodist University

Painting And Performing The Past: Representation Of A Historical Marriage In Eighteenth-Century Peru, Xena Fitzgerald

Art History Theses and Dissertations

This thesis establishes the connection between painting and performance as crucial for understanding eighteenth-century representations of the historic marriage of the Inca ñusta (princess) Beatriz Clara Sairitupac and her Spanish husband Martín García Óñez de Loyola. During the eighteenth-century, the marriage was repeatedly commemorated through both paint and theatrical performance as part of the mythologization of the early history of the Viceroyalty of Peru. My study addresses the only two paintings known to remain in their original locations: the Compañía de Jesús in Cuzco and the Beaterio de Nuestra Señora de Copacabana in Lima. I analyze ...


Experiential Learning: Museum Of Ontario Archaeology And The Vindolanda Field School, Victoria Burnett 2020 Western University

Experiential Learning: Museum Of Ontario Archaeology And The Vindolanda Field School, Victoria Burnett

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Presentations

Focusing first on the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, the slides are meant to illustrate the program PastPerfect that I had learned how to use during my time there, as well as a snippet of the Maple Harvest blog post I had written, wherein I would explain the value I had found in writing it and the comments that the Curator made in returning it to me before publishing it. After that is a slide where I would explain the Google Arts and Culture page, what the plans were for me to contribute to it a bit as well as the ...


Patronage, Audience And Ownership Of The Psalter Of Blanche Of Castile, Blair C. Gallon 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Patronage, Audience And Ownership Of The Psalter Of Blanche Of Castile, Blair C. Gallon

LSU Master's Theses

The so-called Psalter of Blanche of Castile (Psautier latin dit de saint Louis et de Blanche de Castille, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Paris, MS 1186 réserve) is a well-preserved illuminated manuscript made in Paris in the first half of the thirteenth century. As a devotional book, it witnesses the concerns of a thirteenth century individual of high rank, most likely a woman. As its modern name indicates, scholars link its existence to the Queen of France Blanche of Castile (4 March 1188 – 27 November 1252; r. 1226-34, 1248-52). No firm documentation, however, attests to the circumstances ...


Virgilian Imagery And Meaning On A Carolingian Flabellum: Contradiction Or Continuity?, Carol Long 2020 Independent Scholar

Virgilian Imagery And Meaning On A Carolingian Flabellum: Contradiction Or Continuity?, Carol Long

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Medallion Portraits Of Ariadne And Theodora On The Consular Diptychs Of Clementinus And Justinus: Finding Traces Of Helena, Pulcheria, Verina, And The Theotokos, Marguerite B. Lee 2020 CUNY Hunter College

The Medallion Portraits Of Ariadne And Theodora On The Consular Diptychs Of Clementinus And Justinus: Finding Traces Of Helena, Pulcheria, Verina, And The Theotokos, Marguerite B. Lee

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis investigates the 513 Clementinus Diptych and the 540 Justinus Diptych and their disruption of the secular and masculine character of consular diptychs through the inclusion of Christian symbolism, a cross and an image of Christ, and medallion portraits of the empresses Ariadne and Theodora, respectively.


The Chôra Of Dionisy’S Wall-Painting (1500-1502) At The Nativity Of The Mother Of God Sobor, Ferapontovo Monastery, Maria M. Shevelkina 2020 CUNY Hunter College

The Chôra Of Dionisy’S Wall-Painting (1500-1502) At The Nativity Of The Mother Of God Sobor, Ferapontovo Monastery, Maria M. Shevelkina

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The structure, spatiality, and wall-paintings of the Nativity church together emulated the Platonist Chôra through transparency, fluidity, circular movement, veils, and Marian imagery. Dionisy’s wall-paintings are studied through a phenomenological lens, considering the process as a reflection of hesychast thought in the post-Byzantine Russian north.


Acts Of Meaning, Resource Diagrams, And Essential Learning Behaviors: The Design Evolution Of Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber 2020 Rochester Institute of Technology

Acts Of Meaning, Resource Diagrams, And Essential Learning Behaviors: The Design Evolution Of Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber

Articles

Lost & Found is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed for teaching medieval religious legal systems. The long-term goals of the project are to change the discourse around religious laws, such as foregrounding the prosocial aspects of religious law such as collaboration, cooperation, and communal sustainability. This design case focuses on the evolution of the design of the mechanics and core systems in the first two tabletop games in the series, informed by over three and a half years’ worth of design notes, playable prototypes, outside design consultations, internal design reviews, playtests, and interviews.


An Analysis Of The Attribution Of The Louvre Abu Dhabi Salvator Mundi, Sydney Welch 2020 Arcadia University

An Analysis Of The Attribution Of The Louvre Abu Dhabi Salvator Mundi, Sydney Welch

Capstone Showcase

In 2017, the Salvator Mundi painting made headlines for its attribution to Leonardo da Vinci and subsequent recording breaking price tag. However, the attribution has raised many questions making us rethink the attribution process as a whole. Through a closer look at Leonardo’s role as a court painter and his place in the tradition of the Renaissance workshop, we can challenge our understanding of authorship. The problematic provenance and series of poor restorations further challenges the attribution of this painting. Through a close analysis of these aforementioned issues, and by developing an understanding of Leonardo’s process and his ...


From The Primavera To The Mystic Nativity: Reconciling The Early And Late Work Of Sandro Botticelli, Beth Godbout 2020 Arcadia University

From The Primavera To The Mystic Nativity: Reconciling The Early And Late Work Of Sandro Botticelli, Beth Godbout

Capstone Showcase

This thesis examines Sandro Botticelli’s manner and its correlation to the stylistic shift he underwent towards the end of his career. From the Primavera to the Mystic Nativity, Botticelli employed a singular manner of cultivation and representation. Botticelli stylistically represented the ideas and values of the powerful circles and leaders of Florence without necessarily firmly adopting them, which made such a stark shift possible. This manner allowed him to present new iterations of popular ideas through the cultivation of the imagery associated. Thus, there can be no “two halves” of his career as Sandro Botticelli’s stylistic shift is ...


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