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

The Burgos Tapestry: Medieval Theatre And Visual Experience, Nathalie Rochel Frch '11 Dec 2013

The Burgos Tapestry: Medieval Theatre And Visual Experience, Nathalie Rochel Frch '11

The Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal

In the field of art history, the medium of tapestry has only recently begun to gain attention as its own significant art form. This paper examines the possible relationship between the Burgos Tapestry, recently on view at The Cloisters after a thirty-year conservation, and medieval theatre. The compositional and stylistic forms of the tapestry may have been influenced by productions of medieval mystery plays, which through analysis can help provide a greater understanding of the medieval cultural mindset, the possible artistic decisions behind maintaining medieval pictorial traditions into the early sixteenth century, and the medieval viewer’s experience when looking ...


Yellow, Red, And Blue: A Symbolic And Linguistic Analysis Of Gendered Colors In Xix Dynasty Egyptian Mortuary Art, Carolyn Dedeo Dec 2013

Yellow, Red, And Blue: A Symbolic And Linguistic Analysis Of Gendered Colors In Xix Dynasty Egyptian Mortuary Art, Carolyn Dedeo

Art Journal

No abstract provided.


Religious Iconography In "Twilight": Veneration And Fandom, Jacqueline E. Swaidan Nov 2013

Religious Iconography In "Twilight": Veneration And Fandom, Jacqueline E. Swaidan

LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University

The mysterious and dark atmosphere, the overwhelming focus on the main characters, and the constant contrast of dark and light in Twilight (2009) recall traditional Christian religious imagery. But more that that, this paper will argue that Twilight, the first of the romantic fantasy films adapted from the successful book series by Stephenie Meyer, draws explicitly on traditional Catholic religious imagery and ceremony to engender religious devotion in its fans. Images from the first Twilight film suggest that the creators of Twilight used religious imagery to captivate their audience. Christian constructs such as Eden’s eternity, Edward’s Christ-like abstinence ...


Ancient Marcus Aurelius Coin, Tawni Gurney, Andrew Hirsch Nov 2013

Ancient Marcus Aurelius Coin, Tawni Gurney, Andrew Hirsch

All Undergraduate Student Research

Upon glancing at coins, people generally overlook their historical aspect of the coins and simply look at their monetary value. In our seminar class, however, we were interested in so much more than money when it came to studying our particular coin. We wanted to know what this particular coin could tell us about the history of the time when it was minted. We deciphered what was on the coin and researched the significance of each aspect. We also studied similar coins to confirm our interpretations. We compared the writings on the coins and the images themselves. Additionally, we photographed ...


The Mayaarch3d Project: A 3d Webgis For Analyzing Ancient Architecture And Landscapes, Jennifer Von Schwerin, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Fabio Remondino, Giorgio Agugario, Gabrio Girardi Sep 2013

The Mayaarch3d Project: A 3d Webgis For Analyzing Ancient Architecture And Landscapes, Jennifer Von Schwerin, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Fabio Remondino, Giorgio Agugario, Gabrio Girardi

Anthropology Faculty Publications

There is a need in the humanities for a 3D WebGIS with analytical tools that allow researchers to analyze 3D models linked to spatially referenced data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow for complex spatial analysis of 2.5D data. For example, they offer bird’s eye views of landscapes with extruded building footprints, but one cannot ‘get on the ground’ and interact with true 3D models from a pedestrian perspective. Meanwhile, 3D models and virtual environments visualize data in 3D space, but analytical tools are simple rotation or lighting effects. The MayaArch3D Project is developing a 3D WebGIS—called QueryArch3D ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Power And Nostalgia In Eras Of Cultural Rebirth: The Timeless Allure Of The Farnese Antinous, Kathleen Lamanna Apr 2013

Power And Nostalgia In Eras Of Cultural Rebirth: The Timeless Allure Of The Farnese Antinous, Kathleen Lamanna

Scripps Senior Theses

Little did Hadrian know in 130 A.D. that when he deified his beloved departed Antinous, in order to provide a unifying symbol of worship for his diverse empire, that he was instead creating a lasting symbol of the antique world. This thesis examines the power of nostalgia and its successful use by two formidable men from different eras in Rome: The Emperor Hadrian and the extravagantly wealthy Renaissance merchant Agostino Chigi. Though separated by centuries, each man used the nostalgic allure of the beautiful youthful male figure of Antinous to gain power and influence in his own time and ...


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.


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 Jan 2013

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

Division II Faculty Publications

[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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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 ...


Burchard Of Mount Sion And The Holy Land, Ingrid Baumgärtner Jan 2013

Burchard Of Mount Sion And The Holy Land, Ingrid Baumgärtner

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Transfer Of Knowledge: Mappae Mundi Between Texts And Images, Bettina Schöller Jan 2013

Transfer Of Knowledge: Mappae Mundi Between Texts And Images, Bettina Schöller

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The So-Called Genoese World Map Of 1457: A Stepping Stone Towards Modern Cartography?, Gerda Brunnlechner Jan 2013

The So-Called Genoese World Map Of 1457: A Stepping Stone Towards Modern Cartography?, Gerda Brunnlechner

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Forking Paths? Matthew Paris, Jorge Luis Borges, And Maps Of The Labyrinth, Asa Simon Mittman Jan 2013

Forking Paths? Matthew Paris, Jorge Luis Borges, And Maps Of The Labyrinth, Asa Simon Mittman

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Cross Of St. Oran Reassembled For 1450th Anniversary Jan 2013

Cross Of St. Oran Reassembled For 1450th Anniversary

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Confirmed: Capitoline Wolf Is Medieval (Romanesque), Not Etruscan Jan 2013

Confirmed: Capitoline Wolf Is Medieval (Romanesque), Not Etruscan

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Jersey Team Discovers Medieval Priory Jan 2013

Jersey Team Discovers Medieval Priory

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Six Centuries Ago, A Cat Walked Across This Medieval Manuscript Jan 2013

Six Centuries Ago, A Cat Walked Across This Medieval Manuscript

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Early Printed Book Contains Rare Evidence Of Medieval Spectacles Jan 2013

Early Printed Book Contains Rare Evidence Of Medieval Spectacles

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Portrait Of Louis I Of Orléans Found In The Agony In The Garden Jan 2013

Portrait Of Louis I Of Orléans Found In The Agony In The Garden

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Discovered: Scale Model Of Florence Cathedral Dome Jan 2013

Discovered: Scale Model Of Florence Cathedral Dome

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


16th-Century Locket Found By 3-Year Old On Display At The British Museum Jan 2013

16th-Century Locket Found By 3-Year Old On Display At The British Museum

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Christ’S Money: Eucharistic Azyme Hosts In The Ninth Century According To Bishop Eldefonsus Of Spain: Observations On The Origin, Meaning, And Context Of A Mysterious Revelation, Roger E. Reynolds Jan 2013

Christ’S Money: Eucharistic Azyme Hosts In The Ninth Century According To Bishop Eldefonsus Of Spain: Observations On The Origin, Meaning, And Context Of A Mysterious Revelation, Roger E. Reynolds

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Eucharistic Adoration In The Carolingian Era? Exposition Of Christ In The Host, Roger E. Reynolds Jan 2013

Eucharistic Adoration In The Carolingian Era? Exposition Of Christ In The Host, Roger E. Reynolds

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Vetera Analecta, Sive Collectio Veterum Aliquot Opera & Opusculorum Omnis Generis, Carminum, Epistolarum, Diplomaton, Epitaphiorum, &, Cum Itinere Germanico, Adaptationibus & Aliquot Disquisitionibus R.P.D. Joannis Mabillon, Presbiteri Ac Monachi Ord. Sancti Benedicti E Congregatione S. Mauri. Nova Editio Cui Accessere Mabilloni Vita & Aliquot Opuscula, Scilicet Dissertatio De Pane Eucharistico, Azymo Et Fermentatio Ad Eminentiss. Cardinalem Bona. Subiungitur Opusculum Eldefonsi Hispaniensis Episcopi De Eodem Argumentum. Et Eusebii Romani Ad Theophilum Gallum Epistola, De Cultu Sanctorum Ignotorum, Parisiis, Apud Levesque, Ad Pontem S. Michaelis, Mdccxxi, Cum Privilegio Regis Jan 2013

Vetera Analecta, Sive Collectio Veterum Aliquot Opera & Opusculorum Omnis Generis, Carminum, Epistolarum, Diplomaton, Epitaphiorum, &, Cum Itinere Germanico, Adaptationibus & Aliquot Disquisitionibus R.P.D. Joannis Mabillon, Presbiteri Ac Monachi Ord. Sancti Benedicti E Congregatione S. Mauri. Nova Editio Cui Accessere Mabilloni Vita & Aliquot Opuscula, Scilicet Dissertatio De Pane Eucharistico, Azymo Et Fermentatio Ad Eminentiss. Cardinalem Bona. Subiungitur Opusculum Eldefonsi Hispaniensis Episcopi De Eodem Argumentum. Et Eusebii Romani Ad Theophilum Gallum Epistola, De Cultu Sanctorum Ignotorum, Parisiis, Apud Levesque, Ad Pontem S. Michaelis, Mdccxxi, Cum Privilegio Regis

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Barking Abbey: A Gis Map Of A Medieval Nunnery, Donna Alfano Bussell, Joseph M. Mcnamara Jan 2013

Barking Abbey: A Gis Map Of A Medieval Nunnery, Donna Alfano Bussell, Joseph M. Mcnamara

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.