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Greek Bronze: Holding A Mirror To Life, Expanded Reprint From The Irish Philosophical Yearbook 2006: In Memoriam John J. Cleary 1949-2009, Babette Babich 2012 Fordham University

Greek Bronze: Holding A Mirror To Life, Expanded Reprint From The Irish Philosophical Yearbook 2006: In Memoriam John J. Cleary 1949-2009, Babette Babich

Babette Babich

To explore the ethical and political role of life-sized bronzes in ancient Greece, as Pliny and others report between 3,000 and 73,000 such statues in a city like Rhodes, this article asks what these bronzes looked like. Using the resources of hermeneutic phenomenological reflection, as well as a review of the nature of bronze and casting techniques, it is argued that the ancient Greeks encountered such statues as images of themselves in agonistic tension in dynamic and political fashion. The Greek saw, and at the same time felt himself regarded by, the statue not as he believed the ...


Micro-Architecture As A Spatial And Conceptual Frame In Byzantium: Canopies In The Monastery Of Hosios Loukas, Jelena Bogdanović 2012 Iowa State University

Micro-Architecture As A Spatial And Conceptual Frame In Byzantium: Canopies In The Monastery Of Hosios Loukas, Jelena Bogdanović

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The use of architecture as a visual and conceptual frame is well attested in medieval art. For example, in medieval illuminations, architectural frames are often used to separate images from the accompanying texts. Such architectural 140 frames signify potent transparent boundaries between the space of the beholder and the space of that which is seen and, therefore, define perceptible liminal spaces. Actual architectural frames and their role in defining sacred space, however, have been studied far less.


The Transformation Of The Pope: The Agony And The Ecstasy (1965) And The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), Jennifer Mara DeSilva 2012 Ball State University

The Transformation Of The Pope: The Agony And The Ecstasy (1965) And The Second Vatican Council (1962-65), Jennifer Mara Desilva

Journal of Religion & Film

In 1965 the film The Agony and The Ecstasy (dir. Carol Reed) presented Renaissance artistic culture, Catholic iconography, and the papal court in Rome to a popular, broad, and non-denominational audience. Based on the novel by Irving Stone (1961), the narrative follows Michelangelo and Pope Julius II through the decoration of the Sistine chapel ceiling (1508-12), outlining a relationship between the two protagonists that suggests some spiritual equality. In the same way that the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) strove for spiritual renewal and an emphasis on the wonder of humankind’s relationship with God, The Agony and The Ecstasy portrays ...


Raphael's School Of Athens: A Theorem In A Painting?, Robert Haas 2012 None

Raphael's School Of Athens: A Theorem In A Painting?, Robert Haas

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Raphael's famous painting The School of Athens includes a geometer, presumably Euclid himself, demonstrating a construction to his fascinated students. But what theorem are they all studying? This article first introduces the painting, and describes Raphael's lifelong friendship with the eminent mathematician Paulus of Middelburg. It then presents several conjectured explanations, notably a theorem about a hexagram (Fichtner), or alternatively that the construction may be architecturally symbolic (Valtieri). The author finally offers his own "null hypothesis": that the scene does not show any actual mathematics, but simply the fascination, excitement, and joy of mathematicians at their work.


Model Of A Funerary Boat, RISD Museum, Peter Dean, Peter Johnson 2012 Rhode Island School of Design

Model Of A Funerary Boat, Risd Museum, Peter Dean, Peter Johnson

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During the funeral, the deceased took a last earthly journey, traveling by boat to the cemetaries on the west bank of the Nile. The next voyage then began: a spiritual pilgrimmage to Abydos, the religious center and burial place of the god Osiris. For this reason, wooden model boats were often placed within tombs as substitutes for large-scale vessels in the afterlife. This model boat mimicked papyrus funerary barks. The wedjat-eyes painted on the hull were meant to guide the vessel safely through the perilous journey to the afterlife. 2100-1900 BCE


A Spectacle Of Great Beauty: The Changing Faces Of Hagia Sophia, Victoria M. Villano 2012 University of Connecticut

A Spectacle Of Great Beauty: The Changing Faces Of Hagia Sophia, Victoria M. Villano

Master's Theses

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The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox 2012 The University of San Francisco

The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Dante’s Divine Comedy had a substantial history of illustration before Sandro Botticelli (1444/5-1510) was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici to produce 102 drawings to accompany the text. Botticelli is often described as a studious, humanist artist, incorporating his understanding of classical texts and observational knowledge into his works. This research paper will explore the innovative nature of Botticelli’s series of drawings, especially as it relates to his graphic style, varying modes of composition, and conceptual priorities. It will also analyze the conceptual differences between the Inferno and Paradiso.


The Ball State Crucifix And Its Multiple Contexts, Jenny Ataoguz 2012 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Ball State Crucifix And Its Multiple Contexts, Jenny Ataoguz

Jenny Kirsten Ataoguz

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Genius Loci. Zu Nietzsche, Lou Und Dem Sacro Monte, Bzw. Den Sacri Monti, Babette Babich 2012 Fordham University

Genius Loci. Zu Nietzsche, Lou Und Dem Sacro Monte, Bzw. Den Sacri Monti, Babette Babich

Research Resources

No abstract provided.


Media Revolution: Early Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Gregory Nosan, Alison G. Stewart 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Media Revolution: Early Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Gregory Nosan, Alison G. Stewart

Zea E-Books

In the digital age, when videos are streamed and books can be read electronically, it is hard to fathom the revolutionary impact that printed images had when they first appeared in Europe around 1400. Their introduction changed forever the traditional practice of manually crafting images one by one, creating a world in which pictures could be reproduced almost without limit on a new material called paper, expanding the possibilities and audiences for images and texts of all kinds. This publication, which brings to light little-seen masterpieces from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s collection, explores the three major print techniques ...


El Inquiridor De Maravillas. Prodigios, Curiosidades Y Secretos De La Naturaleza En La España De Vincencio Juan De Lastanosa. Actas De La Conferencia Internacional Lastanosa: Arte Y Ciencia En El Barroco, Coord. M. Mar Rey Y Miguel López, Huesca, Instituto De Estudios Altoaragoneses, 2011, Almudena Vidorreta 2012 CUNY Graduate Center

El Inquiridor De Maravillas. Prodigios, Curiosidades Y Secretos De La Naturaleza En La España De Vincencio Juan De Lastanosa. Actas De La Conferencia Internacional Lastanosa: Arte Y Ciencia En El Barroco, Coord. M. Mar Rey Y Miguel López, Huesca, Instituto De Estudios Altoaragoneses, 2011, Almudena Vidorreta

Graduate Student Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Museo De Aguas De Alicante El Agua En El Origen De Alicante Una Visión Histórico-Arqueológica Desde La Prehistoria Hasta La Época Moderna, pablo rosser 2012 COLABORADOR HONORÍFICO UNIVERSIDAD ALICANTE

Museo De Aguas De Alicante El Agua En El Origen De Alicante Una Visión Histórico-Arqueológica Desde La Prehistoria Hasta La Época Moderna, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

A partir de restos arqueológicos, de documentación de archivo y de cartografía histórica, se hace una evolución sobre cómo el agua y su uso permitió el asentamiento de población en Alicante desde el neolítico hasta época contemporánea.


The Medium Is The Message: Votive Devotional Imagery And Gift Giving Amongst The Commonality In The Late Medieval Parish, Matthew Champion 2012 MJC Associates

The Medium Is The Message: Votive Devotional Imagery And Gift Giving Amongst The Commonality In The Late Medieval Parish, Matthew Champion

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Kathryn M. Rudy. Virtual Pilgrimages In The Convent: Imagining Jerusalem In The Late Middle Ages, Jennifer Lee 2012 Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

Book Review: Kathryn M. Rudy. Virtual Pilgrimages In The Convent: Imagining Jerusalem In The Late Middle Ages, Jennifer Lee

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Do You Work In The Field Of Pilgrimage Studies?, Dee Dyas 2012 Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Do You Work In The Field Of Pilgrimage Studies?, Dee Dyas

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Featured Website: Norfolk Churches/Suffolk Churches, 2012 Kenyon College

Featured Website: Norfolk Churches/Suffolk Churches

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Useful Videos On Medieval Architecture, 2012 Kenyon College

Useful Videos On Medieval Architecture

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Archaeologists Reveal 6th-Century Baptistry In Kosovo, 2012 Kenyon College

Archaeologists Reveal 6th-Century Baptistry In Kosovo

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Underground Chamber Discovered In St. Winwaloe’S Church, East Portlemouth, Devon, 2012 Kenyon College

Underground Chamber Discovered In St. Winwaloe’S Church, East Portlemouth, Devon

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Furness Abbey Grave Yields Treasures Of A Prosperous Medieval Abbot, 2012 Kenyon College

Furness Abbey Grave Yields Treasures Of A Prosperous Medieval Abbot

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


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