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

Resurrecting Gods, Ahissa Branson Dec 2012

Resurrecting Gods, Ahissa Branson

sbranson@oglethorpe.edu

No abstract provided.


Zoomorphic Penannular Brooches In 6th And 7th Century Ireland, Esther G. Ward Dec 2012

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

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

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 ...


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 ...


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

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 Oct 2012

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 Jul 2012

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 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


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

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

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox Apr 2012

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 Apr 2012

The Ball State Crucifix And Its Multiple Contexts, Jenny Ataoguz

Jenny Kirsten Ataoguz

No abstract provided.


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

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 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 ...


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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

Featured Website: Norfolk Churches/Suffolk Churches

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Useful Videos On Medieval Architecture Jan 2012

Useful Videos On Medieval Architecture

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Archaeologists Reveal 6th-Century Baptistry In Kosovo Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

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 Jan 2012

Furness Abbey Grave Yields Treasures Of A Prosperous Medieval Abbot

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Historians Discover Medieval Banking Records Hidden Under Coats Of Arms Jan 2012

Historians Discover Medieval Banking Records Hidden Under Coats Of Arms

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


A Dutch Angel’S Cellphone Number Is In Demand Jan 2012

A Dutch Angel’S Cellphone Number Is In Demand

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Peregrinations: Journal Of Medieval Art And Architecture (Volume 3, Issue 4) Jan 2012

Peregrinations: Journal Of Medieval Art And Architecture (Volume 3, Issue 4)

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Mozarabic Horseshoe Arches In The Church Of San Román De Moroso (Cantabria, Spain), Gregory B. Kaplan Jan 2012

The Mozarabic Horseshoe Arches In The Church Of San Román De Moroso (Cantabria, Spain), Gregory B. Kaplan

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Personal Piety Or Priestly Persuasion: Evidence Of Pilgrimage Bequests In The Wills Of The Archdeaconry Of Sudbury, 1439-1474, Matthew Champion Jan 2012

Personal Piety Or Priestly Persuasion: Evidence Of Pilgrimage Bequests In The Wills Of The Archdeaconry Of Sudbury, 1439-1474, Matthew Champion

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Emperor Charles V As Santiago Matamoros, Jan Van Herwaarden Jan 2012

The Emperor Charles V As Santiago Matamoros, Jan Van Herwaarden

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.