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

Smart Mobs, Bad Crowds, Godly People And Dead Priests: Crowd Symbols In The Josianic Narrative And Some Mesopotamian Parallels, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Smart Mobs, Bad Crowds, Godly People And Dead Priests: Crowd Symbols In The Josianic Narrative And Some Mesopotamian Parallels, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Assur Is King Of Persia: Illustrations Of The Book Of Esther In Some Nineteenth-Century Sources, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Assur Is King Of Persia: Illustrations Of The Book Of Esther In Some Nineteenth-Century Sources, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

The marriage of archaeological referencing and picture Bibles in the nineteenth century resulted in an astonishing variety of guises worn by the court of Ahasuerus in Esther. Following the exhibition of Neo-Assyrian sculpture in the British Museum and the wide circulation of such images in various John Murray publications, British illustrators like Henry Anelay defaulted to Assyrian models for kings and rulers in the Old Testament, including the principal actors in Esther, even though authentic Achaemenid Persian art had been available for illustrative pastiche for decades. This curious adoptive choice echoed British national pride in its splendid British Museum collection ...


Sargon Ii And His Redactors Repair Eanna Of Uruk, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Sargon Ii And His Redactors Repair Eanna Of Uruk, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


The Shape Of Utnapishtim’S Ark: A Rejoinder, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

The Shape Of Utnapishtim’S Ark: A Rejoinder, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Benjamin Mazar, Biblical Israel: State And People, Philip R. Davies, In Search Of ‘Ancient Israel’, John Van Seters, Prologue To History: The Yahwist As Historian In Genesis, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Benjamin Mazar, Biblical Israel: State And People, Philip R. Davies, In Search Of ‘Ancient Israel’, John Van Seters, Prologue To History: The Yahwist As Historian In Genesis, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


A ‘New’ Kutir-Nahhunte Ii Text, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

A ‘New’ Kutir-Nahhunte Ii Text, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


York Art: A Subject List Of Extant And Lost Art, Clifford Davidson, David O'Connor Dec 2015

York Art: A Subject List Of Extant And Lost Art, Clifford Davidson, David O'Connor

Clifford Davidson

A list, classified by subject, of extant and lost art from pre-Reformation York originally compiled by Clifford Davidson and David E. O'Connor in 1978 and updated by Clifford Davidson, apparently in 2003. This digital reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU.


Iconography: A Checklist Of Some Useful Sources For Scholars And Students Of Medieval Art And Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

Iconography: A Checklist Of Some Useful Sources For Scholars And Students Of Medieval Art And Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A classified bibliography of scholarship on medieval drama, art, and music compiled by Clifford Davidson in 2002. This reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU, with some corrections to the content and the formatting of the 2002 version.


The Early Drama, Art, And Music Project: Publications 1977-2002, Timothy Christiansen, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Early Drama, Art, And Music Project: Publications 1977-2002, Timothy Christiansen, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A bibliography of publications of the Early Drama, Art, and Music project at Western Michigan University, originally compiled by Timothy Christiansen and updated in 2002 by Clifford Davidson. This digital reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU, with an addendum, an update, and a few corrections to the formatting of the 2002 publication.


«"Une Proclamation De Foi : Les Retables Commandés Au Xvii Siècle Par Le Prieur Vincent Royer Pour L'Abbaye Prémontrée De Beauport" /A Proclamation Of Faith : The 17th-Century Altarpieces Commissioned By Prior Vincent Royer For The Premonstratensian Abbey Of Beauport», Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr. Jul 2015

«"Une Proclamation De Foi : Les Retables Commandés Au Xvii Siècle Par Le Prieur Vincent Royer Pour L'Abbaye Prémontrée De Beauport" /A Proclamation Of Faith : The 17th-Century Altarpieces Commissioned By Prior Vincent Royer For The Premonstratensian Abbey Of Beauport», Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr.

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

No abstract provided.


Furnishing The Soul: Medieval Maps, Meditation, And Metaphor, Daniel Terkla Jun 2015

Furnishing The Soul: Medieval Maps, Meditation, And Metaphor, Daniel Terkla

Daniel Terkla

Professor Dan Terkla with Illinois Wesleyan University provides a new context in which to think about how some world maps from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were used. He argues that these maps worked in concert with the architectural layouts and furnishings of Gothic churches—especially tableau, painted and lettered informational tablets—to guide visitors through the terrestrial realm while pointing them toward its celestial counterpart.


Zoomorphic Penannular Brooches In 6th And 7th Century Ireland, Esther G. Ward May 2015

Zoomorphic Penannular Brooches In 6th And 7th Century Ireland, Esther G. Ward

Esther G. Ward

In this thesis the author examines the evolution, manufacture, and societal significance of zoomorphic penannular brooches, a type of metal dress fastener used in early medieval Ireland that is often decorated. The brooches examined are dated to the 6th and 7th centuries, during which the Irish underwent a process of religious conversion from Celtic paganism to Christianity, and social rank was paramount. It is in this social context that the brooches are examined. Despite the significance of this time of social change, brooches from this period tend to be overlooked by scholarship in favor of the more ornate metalwork of ...


Florentine Convent As Practiced Place: Cosimo De’Medici, Fra Angelico, And The Public Library Of San Marco, Allie Terry-Fritsch Feb 2015

Florentine Convent As Practiced Place: Cosimo De’Medici, Fra Angelico, And The Public Library Of San Marco, Allie Terry-Fritsch

Allie Terry-Fritsch

By approaching the Observant Dominican convent of San Marco in Florence as a “practiced place,” this article considers the secular users of the convent’s library as mobile spectators that necessarily navigated the cloister and dormitory and, in so doing, recovers, for the first time, their embodied experience of the architectural pathway and the frescoed decoration along the way. To begin this process, the article rediscovers the original “public” for the library at San Marco and reconstructs the pathway through the convent that this secular audience once used. By considering the practice of the place, this article considers Fra Angelico ...


Painting And Preaching In An Early Medieval Monastery, Including Chapters On The Last Judgment, Magic, And Healing, Jenny Ataoguz Dec 2014

Painting And Preaching In An Early Medieval Monastery, Including Chapters On The Last Judgment, Magic, And Healing, Jenny Ataoguz

Jenny Kirsten Ataoguz

No abstract provided.


The Con-Text Of Church Decoration In The Middle Ages, Jenny Ataoguz Dec 2014

The Con-Text Of Church Decoration In The Middle Ages, Jenny Ataoguz

Jenny Kirsten Ataoguz

No abstract provided.


Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns Aug 2014

Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns

Marlene Slough

As one of the founding pillars of western civilization, ancient Greece created cultural traditions that continue to influence many aspects of the modern world that we now take for granted. Focusing on the arts and humanities, this exhibit explores ancient Greek architecture, sculpture, poetry, theater, music, and handcrafts like pottery, clothing and jewelry. Included is biographical information on some of the major historical figures important to these fields of endeavor.


Micro-Architecture As A Spatial And Conceptual Frame In Byzantium: Canopies In The Monastery Of Hosios Loukas, Jelena Bogdanović Jan 2014

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

Jelena Bogdanović

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.


Stained Glass And Liturgy: The Uses And Limits Of An Analogy, Gerald B. Guest Dec 2013

Stained Glass And Liturgy: The Uses And Limits Of An Analogy, Gerald B. Guest

Gerald B. Guest

This article considers how we might productively juxtapose the study of medieval stained glass and the study of liturgy. Central to the argument is the notion that both narrative stained glass and medieval liturgical rites can be understood as spatial practices. In their concatenation of scenes, narrative windows of the 12th and 13th centuries create what might be termed maps of the medieval world. These maps are undergirded by ideologies of space that were in play during that period. At heart, these maps can be read as interventions, as attempts to remake the medieval world for the sacred. The article ...


Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens Aug 2013

Visual Culture Of Baptism In The Middle Ages: Essays On Medieval Fonts, Settings And Beliefs, Harriet Sonne De Torrens, Miguel Torrens

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American scholars extends the traditional boundaries associated with the study of baptismal fonts. The ‘visual’ is privileged, whether it is in the metaphysical, literary or empirical realms of scholarship, offering a rich understanding of the powerful role of baptism played in medieval and renaissance society. In the quest for a holistic understanding of the ...


Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr. Aug 2013

Reconsidering The Date Of The Baptismal Font In San Isidoro, Leon, Spain, Harriet M. Sonne De Torrens Dr.

Harriet M Sonne de Torrens Dr.

The baptismal font that stands today in the Cahpel of the Salazares n the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro of Seville in Leon, Spain has been assigned an early eleventh century date, ca. 1000-1050, making it the earliest of all known extant fonts, in both Spain and in the Latin West, that are ornamented with scenes from the life of Christ. This essay reviews the scholarship and proposes a 12th century date based on comparative examples in both Spain and the larger context of the Latin West.


The Synagogues Of Piedmont, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2013

The Synagogues Of Piedmont, Samuel D. Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

History and architecture of the synagogues of Piedmont, Italy.


Historic Jewish Sites In Romania, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2013

Historic Jewish Sites In Romania, Samuel D. Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

2010 report from the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish sites in Romania. Includes information on the history and current conditions of synagogues, cemeteries, and holocaust memorials.


Hornos Cerámicos Islámicos En El Tossal De Les Basses (Alicante, España). Islamic Pottery Kilns In The Tossal De Les Basses (Alicante, Spain)., Pablo Rosser Phd., Seila Aixa Soler Pre Phd Jan 2013

Hornos Cerámicos Islámicos En El Tossal De Les Basses (Alicante, España). Islamic Pottery Kilns In The Tossal De Les Basses (Alicante, Spain)., Pablo Rosser Phd., Seila Aixa Soler Pre Phd

pablo rosser

Resumen En el Tossal de les Basses (Alicante), y para final de época islámica (en los siglos XII-XIII), se documenta un asentamiento, con algunos enterramientos, así como dos hornos cerámicos con sus testares. Se trataría de una pequeña alquería dedicada, básicamente, a la fabricación de distintas producciones cerámicas que distribuirían a través de la medina Laqant. Hemos podido, además, documentar un horno, con distintas reparaciones, y la rotura definitiva del mismo. Termina, de esta manera, un dilatado ciclo de producción cerámica en la zona que se viene documentando –por los análisis de pastas- desde época neolítica, si bien por ahora ...


Architecture And Elite Identity In Late Antique Rome: Appropriating The Past At Sant'andrea Catabarbara, Gregor Kalas Dec 2012

Architecture And Elite Identity In Late Antique Rome: Appropriating The Past At Sant'andrea Catabarbara, Gregor Kalas

Gregor A. Kalas

The conversion of the fourth-century basilica of Junius Bassus, a secular structure on an aristocratic estate, into the church of Sant’Andrea Catabarbara in Rome during the 470s invites a discussion of how architectural adaptation contributed to the identity of its restorer, Valila.


Mapping Jews: Cartography And Topography In Rome's Ghetto, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 2012

Mapping Jews: Cartography And Topography In Rome's Ghetto, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

This paper examines how the Ghetto of Rome was represented in the many view-plans and maps of Rome from the 16th through 18th centuries, and how this mapping both tells us much about the physical appearance of the Ghetto and also how it was perceived by others in particular and presented to others more generally.


Stosunki Chrześcijańsko-Żydowskie W History, Pamięci I Sztuce: Europejski Kontekst Dzieł W Katedrze Sandomierskiej [Jewish-Christian Relations In History, Memory, And Art: European Context For The Paintings In The Sandomierz Cathedral], Magda Teter, Urszula Stępień Dec 2012

Stosunki Chrześcijańsko-Żydowskie W History, Pamięci I Sztuce: Europejski Kontekst Dzieł W Katedrze Sandomierskiej [Jewish-Christian Relations In History, Memory, And Art: European Context For The Paintings In The Sandomierz Cathedral], Magda Teter, Urszula Stępień

Magda Teter

[Polish] Obraz Infanticidium wiszący na zachodniej ścianie katedry sandomierskiej i ukazujący sceny rzekomego morderstwa dzieci chrześcijańskich przez Żydów był często przedstawiany w izolacji jako przykład antysemityzmu polskiego oraz stosunków pomiędzy Żydami a Kościołem katolickim. Stał się więc ten obraz swego rodzaju „miejscem pamięci” (lieu de mémoire), w którym „skrystalizowana” została także pamięć stosunków chrześcijańsko-żydowskich w Polsce, oraz tym samy źródłem napięć i protestów. Bogato ilustrowana książka pod redakcją Magdy Teter i Urszuli Stępień ma na celu przedstawienie wstępnego zarysu, ułatwiającego zrozumienie sandomierskich obrazów w ich szerszym kontekście artystycznym, historycznym, i historiograficznym, na tle wydarzeń zarówno europejskich, jak i lokalnych.

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Resurrecting Gods, Ahissa Branson Dec 2012

Resurrecting Gods, Ahissa Branson

sbranson@oglethorpe.edu

No abstract provided.


Myth Materialized: Thirteenth Century Additions To The West Façade Of San Marco And Their Value In Venetian History Making, Michelle Reynolds Nov 2012

Myth Materialized: Thirteenth Century Additions To The West Façade Of San Marco And Their Value In Venetian History Making, Michelle Reynolds

Michelle Reynolds

The focus of this paper is on the basilica of San Marco in Venice and its relationship to the political and social culture in which it was erected. Looking directly at the set of four horses placed high above the five main entrances and the mosaics of the transfer of Saint Mark’s relics to Venice which originally decorated these portals in the thirteenth century, this paper looks to discover connections between these rather unique designs and stylistic choices and the unique sense of identity the Venetians had long perpetuated. The two different groups of works illuminate deliberate stylistic connections ...


Nietzsche And Lou, Eros And Art : On Lou’S Triangles And The « Exquisite Dream » Of Sacro Monte, Babette Babich Nov 2012

Nietzsche And Lou, Eros And Art : On Lou’S Triangles And The « Exquisite Dream » Of Sacro Monte, Babette Babich

Babette Babich

No abstract provided.


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

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 ...