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Full-Text Articles in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture

From Lace To Chains. The Making Of A Print, Alison G. Stewart Apr 2019

From Lace To Chains. The Making Of A Print, Alison G. Stewart

Zea E-Books

How have printed works of art changed over time? Do printmakers today work with the same materials and techniques that printmakers used centuries ago? And does printmaking involve the same motivations, concerns, or methods of distribution today as it did in the past?

These were questions asked by University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in a history of prints class in the School of Art, Art History & Design taught by Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History Alison Stewart during fall semester 2018. For this curatorial project, students selected one set of old master prints (pre-1850) and one modern (post-1850) print from Sheldon ...


Mara Bojic, Marija Maracic Jan 2019

Mara Bojic, Marija Maracic

SICANJE

No abstract provided.


The Plains Of Mars, European War Prints, 1500-1825, Melissa Casale, Bailey R. Harper, Felicia M. Else, Shannon Egan Oct 2018

The Plains Of Mars, European War Prints, 1500-1825, Melissa Casale, Bailey R. Harper, Felicia M. Else, Shannon Egan

Schmucker Art Catalogs

Over fifty original prints by renowned artists from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth century, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Théodore Géricault, and Francisco de Goya, among many others, are featured inThe Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825. On loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the works of art included in this exhibition examine the topics of war and peace, propaganda, heroism, brutal conflicts, and the harrowing aftermath of battle. Spanning from the Renaissance to the Romantic periods and encompassing a wide geographic scope including Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the Low ...


11, The Three-Faced Representation Of The Holy Trinity, Zoe Goedecke Jan 2018

11, The Three-Faced Representation Of The Holy Trinity, Zoe Goedecke

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

In the thirteenth century, artists began depicting the Holy Trinity as a single tricephalic figure, likely in an attempt to convey that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One. This essay discusses the three-faced image of the Trinity in the Book of Hours and the history of tricephalic imagery in Christian representations, from its early appearances to eventual condemnation by the papacy.


Wonders Of Nature And Artifice, Schmucker Art Gallery Oct 2017

Wonders Of Nature And Artifice, Schmucker Art Gallery

Schmucker Art Catalogs

A stuffed blowfish, a meticulously-drawn insect, a ravishing lily, and a rhinoceros horn carved with scenes of plants and animals—these were among the wonders of nature and artifice, the marvels that fueled the Renaissance quest for knowledge. This exhibition explores the intellectual and aesthetic motivations of Renaissance naturalists and collectors, whose wonders of nature and artifice were displayed in elaborate gardens, illustrated books, and remarkable cabinets of curiosities. Collectors were driven by curiosity and a sense of wonder about what seemed to be an ever-expanding world. Students from Prof. Felicia Else’s upper-level art history course and Kay Etheridge ...


Ancient Egyptian Figurines: An Investigation Into Manufacture, Use, And Culture., Kristina B. Donnally 2455289 Jan 2017

Ancient Egyptian Figurines: An Investigation Into Manufacture, Use, And Culture., Kristina B. Donnally 2455289

Undergraduate Research Posters

I will analyze the social and religious role of figurines in Egyptian society. I will delve into the differences in the figurines in both manufacture and purpose between the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. I hope to look at religious, political, and other figurines to get a broad spectrum of usage for the artifacts. The main purpose of the research is to identify the time period, purpose, and usage for the figure donated to VCU by Professor Waybright. Questions I have is if the changes in political structure and minute changes in religion between each Kingdom affected the manufacture and ...


Waldensian Tour Guide, Kathleen Demsky Jan 2017

Waldensian Tour Guide, Kathleen Demsky

All Books

No abstract provided.


Capomastro And Courier: Giacomo Borzacchi And Bernini's Equestrian Statue Of Louis Xiv In Transit, Karen J. Lloyd Oct 2015

Capomastro And Courier: Giacomo Borzacchi And Bernini's Equestrian Statue Of Louis Xiv In Transit, Karen J. Lloyd

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

"On February 24, 1684, Giacomo Borzacchi was given small iron pegs and wooden wedges by the members of the Fabbrica (Building Works) of St. Peter's, "which he needs for the armature that he is making for the horse and statue of the King of France."1 Borzacchi was a kind of handyman-a mason and engineer-who was in the regular employ of the Fabbrica for almost 30 years. His project in 1684, the "armature," must have been the wooden support structure needed to safeguard Gian Lorenzo Bernini's equestrian statue of French King Louis XIV on its long trip to ...


Introduction. Stars, Water Wings, And Hairs. Bernini’S Career In Metaphor, Claudia Lehmann, Karen J. Lloyd Jul 2015

Introduction. Stars, Water Wings, And Hairs. Bernini’S Career In Metaphor, Claudia Lehmann, Karen J. Lloyd

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Examining Bernini's works from 1665 on, from Paris and Rome, this book demonstrates the wealth of material still to be drawn from close visual and material examination, archival research, and comparative textual analysis. On the whole, this collection deals with Bernini's position as the leading creator of portraits - in oils, marble, monumental architecture, and metaphor - of some of the most powerful political players of his day. These studies speak to the growing distance of Gallic absolutism from the fading dreams of papal hegemony over Europe, and to the complexities of Bernini's role as mouthpiece, obstacle, and flatterer ...


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 ...


Queer Mysticism In The High Middle Ages: Pain, Love, Earth, And The Female Body In The Illustrations Of Hildegard Of Bingen’S Scivias, Becky Bushnell Jan 2015

Queer Mysticism In The High Middle Ages: Pain, Love, Earth, And The Female Body In The Illustrations Of Hildegard Of Bingen’S Scivias, Becky Bushnell

Undergraduate Research Posters

Many view Hildegard of Bingen as one of the most important female theologians of the 12th century, and her writing and sphere of influence is remarkable considering her gender. Many scholars, like Barbara Newman, Caroline Walker Bynum, and Carolyn Worman Sur, agree that Hildegard’s portrayals of God in Scivias are distinctly feminine. Scholars like Karma Lochrie, Sheryl Chen, and Flora Lewis have written on Christ’s wound as a metaphor for the womb or vulva. Yet what scholars don’t seem to focus on, as Lochrie writes in “Mystical Acts, Queer Tendencies,” is the ways that the work of ...


Economic Underpinning Of Renaissance Italian Art, Katherine Jacobson Apr 2014

Economic Underpinning Of Renaissance Italian Art, Katherine Jacobson

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2014

In 1902, art historian, Aby Warburg, asserted that in Renaissance Italy, "works of art owed their making to the mutual understanding between patrons and artists. The works were, from the outset, the results of a negotiation between client and executant". This research seeks to examine patronage relationships in the context of politically fragmented Renaissance Italy to further our understanding of art's ability to promote political, ideological, or religious agendas. By referencing renowned works of art from the Italian Renaissance, I attempt to identify the significance of using culture and art as a rhetorical tool, rather than other more direct ...


Society And Style: Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Alison G. Stewart, Paul Royster Jan 2014

Society And Style: Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Alison G. Stewart, Paul Royster

Zea E-Books

This collection of works explores how Societies and Styles changed over the course of Early Modern Europe (1500-1800) from the time of the advent of printing on paper to the Industrial Revolution and beyond through little-seen printed masterpieces from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s collection. Today, “print” continues to endure even as new forms of digital publications transform our world in previously unimaginable ways, just as printing did centuries ago.

This exhibition offers a view into the ways printed works of art on paper (mostly woodcuts, engravings, and etchings) showcase society and its various aspects, ranging from one Christian ...


Veronese’S Goblets: Glass Design And The Civilizing Process, Pascale Rihouet May 2013

Veronese’S Goblets: Glass Design And The Civilizing Process, Pascale Rihouet

Faculty Work

Taking its cue from Veronese’s lavish Wedding at Cana (1563), this article explores the meanings of fine and ordinary glassware, focusing on the performative value of Renaissance goblets. Drinking vessels are analyzed here as tools for the gradual transformation of human behavior, or the ‘Civilizing Process’ that sociologist Norbert Elias expounded. In the mid-sixteenth century, new designs for fine glasses supported and shaped the proper conduct expected of guests and servants in banquets. Iconographic sources such as the exquisite wine cups depicted by Veronese, didactic literature and the objects themselves document the kind of challenges and expectations that handling ...


Model Of A Funerary Boat, Risd Museum, Peter Dean, Peter Johnson Jun 2012

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

Channel

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


Media Revolution: Early Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Gregory Nosan, Alison G. Stewart Mar 2012

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 ...


The Brilliant Line, Emily Peters, Evelyn Lincoln, Andrew S. Raftery Jan 2009

The Brilliant Line, Emily Peters, Evelyn Lincoln, Andrew S. Raftery

Books

Renaissance engravings are objects of exquisite beauty and incomparable intricacy that are composed entirely of lines. Artists began using this intaglio process in Europe as early as 1430. This captivating catalogue focuses on the height of the medium, from 1480 to 1650, when engravers made dramatic and rapid visual changes to engraving technique as they responded to the demands of reproducing artworks in other media. The Brilliant Line follows these visual transformations and offers new insight into the special inventiveness and technical virtuosity of Renaissance and Baroque (Early Modern) engravers. The three essays discuss how engraving’s restrictive materials and ...


Old Babylonian Account Texts In The Horn Archaeological Museum, Marcel Sigrist Jan 2003

Old Babylonian Account Texts In The Horn Archaeological Museum, Marcel Sigrist

Biblical Archaeology

Sigrist completes his publication of cuneiform tablets in the Horn Archaeological Museum collection with this corpus of 276 Old Babylonian tablets.This volume contains an index listing personal names, names of deities, and geographical names with a catalogue (register and description) of the individual tablets as well as a classification of the texts ordered according to reigning king. Indexes of Akkadian words (by transliteration and by sign) are provided. Included are tablet identification information, line-drawn illustrations, transliteration of all writing, and translation of most of the text.


Madaba Plains Project 5: The 1994 Season At Tall Al-'Umayri And Subsequent Studies, Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Randall W. Younker, Oystein S. Labianca Jan 2002

Madaba Plains Project 5: The 1994 Season At Tall Al-'Umayri And Subsequent Studies, Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Randall W. Younker, Oystein S. Labianca

Biblical Archaeology

Contents An overview of the 1994 season of the Madaba Plains Project at Tall al-ʻUmayri / Larry G. Herr -- Excavation and cumulative results / Larry G. Herr -- Field A: The Ammonite administrative complex (north) / John I. Lawlor -- Field B: The western defense system / Douglas R. Clark -- Field H: The southwest acropolis / David R. Berge, Lloyd A. Willis -- The pottery / Larry G. Herr -- The objects / Elizabeth E. Platt, Larry G. Herr -- Field K: The dolmen and other features on the south slopes of Tall al-ʻUmayri / Elzbieta Dubis, Bogdan Dabrowski -- Middle Bronz IIC chamber tomb: field K02 / Mariusz Górniak, Maryla Kapica -- Report on ...


Adorn The Halls: History Of The Art Collection At Thomas Jefferson University, Julie S. Berkowitz Jan 1999

Adorn The Halls: History Of The Art Collection At Thomas Jefferson University, Julie S. Berkowitz

Jefferson History Books

On March 11, 1871 Samuel D. Gross, M.D., the internationally celebrated surgeon and author, entreated fellow Jefferson alumni to "adorn the halls" with portraits of those who had "devoted their lives to the service of the school," and thus "inspire the pupil with ambition to excel in great and noble works." This clarion call to emulate European medical and scientific institutions by memorializing their great men was taken up almost immediately.

One hundred and twenty-five years later, Thomas Jefferson university is still securing portraits, accepting art donations and bequests, and exhibiting art works effectively. By manifesting an appreciation for ...


Hesban 12: Small Finds: Studies Of Bone, Iron, Glass, Figurines, And Stone Objects From Tell Hesban And Vicinity, Paul J. Ray Jr. Jan 1995

Hesban 12: Small Finds: Studies Of Bone, Iron, Glass, Figurines, And Stone Objects From Tell Hesban And Vicinity, Paul J. Ray Jr.

Biblical Archaeology

This volume presents an analysis of small finds excavated at Tell Hesban, conveniently compiling information from all periods of Hesban into one study. Invaluable insights can be gained about the ancient human mind and the cultural context of the time periods. The study looks at Hesban's ancient technologies, trade relations, social and political structures, military innovations, education, and diet.

Reports are provided by a spectrum of specialists and deal with Arabic, Greek, Latin and Ammonite inscriptions; ceramic figurines; scarabs; glass fragments; domestic stone objects and iron samples; textile tools; cosmetic objects and jewelry; and coins, all findings from the ...


From Durer To Picasso: Five Centuries Of Master Prints From A Private Collection, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art Jan 1990

From Durer To Picasso: Five Centuries Of Master Prints From A Private Collection, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

Checklist to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from Oct. 5-Dec. 9, 1990.


Assyrian Bas-Reliefs At The Bowdoin College Museum Of Art, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art Jan 1989

Assyrian Bas-Reliefs At The Bowdoin College Museum Of Art, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art

Museum of Art Collection Catalogues

Includes bibliographical references.


Hesban 05: Archaeological Survey Of The Hesban Region, Robert D. Ibach Jr. Jan 1987

Hesban 05: Archaeological Survey Of The Hesban Region, Robert D. Ibach Jr.

All Books

This volume offers systematic descriptions, including numerous maps and photographs, of the 148 archaeological sites visited by the expedition's regional survey team within a 10-km radius of Tell Hesban.


Environmental Foundations: Studies Of Climatical, Geological, Hydrological, And Phytological Conditions In Hesban And Vicinity, Oystein Sakala Labianca, Kevin Ferguson, Dennis Gilliland, Tim Hudson, Larry Lacelle Dec 1986

Environmental Foundations: Studies Of Climatical, Geological, Hydrological, And Phytological Conditions In Hesban And Vicinity, Oystein Sakala Labianca, Kevin Ferguson, Dennis Gilliland, Tim Hudson, Larry Lacelle

All Books

This volume provides an introduction to the climate and landscape to which successive generations of Hesbanites have had to adapt. Includes 26 figures, 42 plates, and 9 tables.


Old Master Drawings At Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, David P. Becker Jan 1985

Old Master Drawings At Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, David P. Becker

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick Me., May 17-July 7 1985; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Mass., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 1985; Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Uniersity of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas, Jan. 19-Mar. 2, 1986; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Canada, May 17-June 29, 1986.


Saint John The Baptist, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library. Jan 1978

Saint John The Baptist, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection

Plaster cast of a statue of Saint John the Baptist, circa 1525 attributed to Francesco da Sangallo. Original is housed in the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence, Italy.


Voltaire, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library. Jan 1978

Voltaire, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection

Plaster cast of a portrait-bust of Voltaire. Original is housed in the Louvre, France, circa 1778.


Bust Of Piero Di Cosimo De'medici, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library. Jan 1978

Bust Of Piero Di Cosimo De'medici, Morehead State University. Camden-Carroll Library.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection

Plaster cast of a marble portrait-bust of Piero de'Medici. Original housed in the Bargello, Florence, Italy, circa 1454.


Medals And Plaquettes From The Molinari Collection At Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Andrea S. Norris, Ingrid S. Weber Jan 1976

Medals And Plaquettes From The Molinari Collection At Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Andrea S. Norris, Ingrid S. Weber

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

Catalogue of the exhibition of medals. With an introduction to the medals catalogue by Graham Pollard.