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Arts Of The Medieval Cathedrals: Studies On Architecture, Stained Glass, And Sculpture In Honor Of Anne Prache, Kathleen Nolan Jan 2015

Arts Of The Medieval Cathedrals: Studies On Architecture, Stained Glass, And Sculpture In Honor Of Anne Prache, Kathleen Nolan

Books by Hollins Faculty and Staff

The touchstones of Gothic monumental art in France - the abbey church of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Bourges - form the core of this collection dedicated to the memory of Anne Prache. The essays reflect the impact of Prache’s career, both as a scholar of wide-ranging interests and as a builder of bridges between the French and American academic communities. Thus the authors include scholars in France and the United States, both academics and museum professionals, while the thematic matrix of the book, divided into architecture, stained glass, and sculpture, reflects the multiple media explored by Prache ...


Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly Apr 2013

Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly

Hollins Student Conference

The mythological story of Hephaestus’ return to Mount Olympus exists in fragmentary literary accounts which are augmented by a pictorial record. Working backward from Classical images of Hephaestus’ return, the François Vase manifests as the primary source of the depiction’s overall composition. Examination of sixty-three vases featuring the return as published in the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae reveals certain themes cycling through over the course of the 6th and 5th centuries BCE. By creating a timeline of these images, deductive reasoning establishes the François Vase as the iconographic prototype. Later images expand or abbreviate its motifs as they simultaneously ...


Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly Jan 2013

Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly

Undergraduate Research Awards

"The ancient Greek god Hephaestus frequently appears as a processional figure accompanied by Dionysus and his thiasos on vases dating to the Archaic and Classical periods, depicted in such a manner on no fewer than sixty-three vases attributed to the 6th and 5th centuries BCE.1 The earliest surviving appearance of this procession occurs on the iconic François Vase2 and most likely represents Hephaestus’s return to Mount Olympus. Although examination of the sixty-three vases published in the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) fails to yield individual schemas dominating specific time periods, it does reveal certain styles cycling through over ...


The Mcvitty Book Of Hours; Finding A Link To The Illustrations, Ashton Little Jan 2012

The Mcvitty Book Of Hours; Finding A Link To The Illustrations, Ashton Little

Undergraduate Research Awards

An investigation into the identity of the artists who created the images in the McVitty Book of Hours, a manuscript contained in Hollins University's special collections. The author posits that the marginal images were created by the Master of Geneva Latini, while the main images are the work of a separate, still unknown illuminator. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison Jan 2012

Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison

Undergraduate Research Awards

An examination and interpretation of the painting of Persephone's return from the underworld on an Athenian bell krater, a vessel used for serving wine. The author posits that the female-centric imagery on the bell krater might hint that it was used in the festival of Thesmophoria, a rite celebrating Demeter and Persephone in which only women were allowed to participate. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


The Complexity Of Kadmos, Abbey Minor Jan 2012

The Complexity Of Kadmos, Abbey Minor

Undergraduate Research Awards

An examination of two ancient vases depicting the myth of Kadmos. Topics discussed include the relationship of Spartans and Athenians to the city of Thebes, foundational myths, and innovations in vase painting between the Archaic and Classical periods. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


A Unique And Mysterious Shahnama Miniature, Sarah Mirseyedi Jan 2011

A Unique And Mysterious Shahnama Miniature, Sarah Mirseyedi

Undergraduate Research Awards

An examination of a 16th-century Persian manuscript page from the Shahnama. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the Undergraduate Research Awards.