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

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat Dec 2016

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Representing Propaganda: Anti-Tyrannical Art Of The Greek, Roman, And French Populist Agendas, Katherine Norgard May 2016

Representing Propaganda: Anti-Tyrannical Art Of The Greek, Roman, And French Populist Agendas, Katherine Norgard

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

History is often shaped to fit certain agendas. Regular, flawed individuals become heroes and martyrs. The truth is often more complicated, as proven by the fact that Harmodios and Aristogeiton gained their fame by publicly slaughtering a well-liked ruler for encroaching on their pederastic relationship, Brutus gained his fame by murdering Julius Caesar for getting too close to his mother (and sister), and Jean-Paul Marat was exalted and worshiped for violence-inciting journalism.

Harmodios, Brutus, and Jean Paul Marat all serve as symbols of equalitarianism. Their public portrayals were crafted to be symbols that fit the [needs of] revolutionary agendas. As ...


Study Of Northern Renaissance Artist Sebald Beham Through His Printed Works, Anika Zempleni Apr 2016

Study Of Northern Renaissance Artist Sebald Beham Through His Printed Works, Anika Zempleni

UCARE Research Products

Sebald Beham (1500-1550) was a Northern Renaissance artist born in Nuremberg, Germany. His works include woodcuts, engravings, paintings, and designs for stained glass. Most of his works are prints, however. This project focused on gaining a better understanding of the interests, associates, and living locations of Beham, based off of the knowledge that was gained through looking at where his works were printed, and by whom.

Advisor: Alison Stewart


Announcings, Babette Babich Apr 2016

Announcings, Babette Babich

Articles and Chapters in Academic Book Collections

The Annunciation is often thematized in the critical literature and foremost among these thematizations, recently to be sure, are feminist readings, which matter for this essay although this essay can only refer to these in passing.

The focal concern is personal correspondence and intimate address or intrigue. This essay thus offers a hermeneutic reading less of the presumptive purity of our perception of this painting, as indeed of its reception, involving a distinction to be noted between male and female subjects than it reviews a recollection of the divine inclination to beauty in both pagan, Greek, and Judaeo- Christian traditions ...


From Artist To Audience: Italian Drawings And Prints From The 15th Through 18th Centuries, C. Madeline Fritz, Paris Humphrey, Samantha Mendoza-Ferguson, Sara Pattiz, Rebecca Race, Isabel Richards, Samuel Richards, Melinda Schlitt, Trout Gallery Mar 2016

From Artist To Audience: Italian Drawings And Prints From The 15th Through 18th Centuries, C. Madeline Fritz, Paris Humphrey, Samantha Mendoza-Ferguson, Sara Pattiz, Rebecca Race, Isabel Richards, Samuel Richards, Melinda Schlitt, Trout Gallery

Student Scholarship & Creative Works By Year

Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, March 4- April 16 , 2016.

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Melinda Schlitt, Dickinson College.

The thirty-two Italian drawings and prints from the Darlene K. Morris collection that comprise From Artist to Audience at The Trout Gallery constitute a variety and quality of artists, media, and subjects that could rival any of the exhibitions at the prominent museums listed above. Spanning from ca. 1490 to ca. 1770, these works were produced in the principal artistic centers of Italy, including Naples, Rome, Florence, Siena, Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, Venice, and Genoa. Virtually ...


Venetian Cartography And The Globes Of The Tommaso Rangone Monument In San Giuliano, Venice, Jill E. Carrington Mar 2016

Venetian Cartography And The Globes Of The Tommaso Rangone Monument In San Giuliano, Venice, Jill E. Carrington

Faculty Publications

Highly-specific reliefs of a terrestrial and a celestial globe flank the statue of physician and university professor Tommaso Rangone in his funerary monument on the facade of San Giuliano in Venice (1554-1557, installed c. 1558). The essay is the first to examine the strikingly specific imagery of the globes; it compares them to actual maps and globes, argues that the features of the globes were inspired by contemporary maps and globes owned by Rangone himself, relates the globes to the emergence of globe paris and situates them within the thriving production of maps, atlases and treatises at the time they ...


Preliminary Report On The 2014 Field Season Of The American Excavations At Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (Cap), Alex Walthall, Randall Souza, Jared Benton Jan 2016

Preliminary Report On The 2014 Field Season Of The American Excavations At Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (Cap), Alex Walthall, Randall Souza, Jared Benton

Art Faculty Publications

This article provides a preliminary report on the 2014 excavations carried out by the American Excavations at Morgantina (Sicily): Contrada Agnese Project (CAP). The 2014 season was the second year of this multiyear research and excavation project aimed at investigating both the urban planning of the city and the lives of its residents, with a specific focus on the periods of occupation and cultural transformation from the third to first century BCE. During the second season, three trenches were excavated in the area corresponding to Lot One of the urban insula W13/14S. This preliminary report presents the significant stratigraphic ...


Understanding The Problems And Importance Of The Turin- Milan Hours: A Study Of Art Historical Methods, Araceli Bremauntz Jan 2016

Understanding The Problems And Importance Of The Turin- Milan Hours: A Study Of Art Historical Methods, Araceli Bremauntz

The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

No abstract provided.


Abbot Suger’S St. Denis And The Cult Of Relics, Kathryn Funderburg Jan 2016

Abbot Suger’S St. Denis And The Cult Of Relics, Kathryn Funderburg

The Expositor: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

No abstract provided.


Visigothic Spain And Armenia: Masonry Consideration, Anahit Ter-Stepanian Jan 2016

Visigothic Spain And Armenia: Masonry Consideration, Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Art & Design Faculty Publications

Visigothic monuments display architectural and sculptural features which are hard to explain in 7th c. Western Europe. These features include high level of stone craftsmanship, cruciform plans, tall and narrow sprayed windows, horseshoe shaped arches, vaulted spaces, monumentality combined with small size, figural, geometric, and floral ornamental motifs applied to unusual areas for Western Christian architecture. Since many individual Visigothic features can be traced to Roman, Syrian, or Byzantine monuments, these traditions are considered instrumental in creation of Visigothic architectural vocabulary. More recently, a growing number of studies point to Islamic art as a possible source of influence and thus ...


Sign And Image: Representations Of Plants On The Warka Vase Of Early Mesopotamia, Naomi F. Miller, Philip Jones, Holly Pittman Jan 2016

Sign And Image: Representations Of Plants On The Warka Vase Of Early Mesopotamia, Naomi F. Miller, Philip Jones, Holly Pittman

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Papers

The Warka Vase is an iconic artifact of Mesopotamia. In the absence of rigorous botanical study, the plants depicted on the lowest register are usually thought to be flax and grain. This analysis of the image identified as grain argues that its botanical characteristics, iconographical context and similarity to an archaic sign found in proto-writing demonstrates that it should be identified as a date palm sapling. It confirms the identification of flax. The correct identification of the plants furthers our understanding of possible symbolic continuities spanning the centuries that saw the codification of text as a representation of natural language.


Fictions Of Abundance In Early Modern Madrid: Hospitality, Consumption, And Artistic Identity In The Work Of Juan Van Der Hamen Y Leon, Carmen Ripollés Jan 2016

Fictions Of Abundance In Early Modern Madrid: Hospitality, Consumption, And Artistic Identity In The Work Of Juan Van Der Hamen Y Leon, Carmen Ripollés

Art and Design Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article examines how still-life painting contributed to the creation of a distinct urban aristocratic culture in seventeenth-century Madrid. Focusing on a group of paintings by Juan van der Hamen, the article situates these images within the context of the picture gallery and the practice of aristocratic hospitality. By giving visual form to this new urban mode of magnificence, Van der Hamen’s still lifes created a fiction of abundance that glossed over Madrid’s economic realities. At the same time, Van der Hamen concealed signs of manual craftsmanship and commercial interest in order to advance and ennoble his own ...


Resistance, Revolt, And Revolution In Achaemenid Persia: Response, Elspeth Dusinberre Jan 2016

Resistance, Revolt, And Revolution In Achaemenid Persia: Response, Elspeth Dusinberre

Classics Faculty Contributions

How can archaeology help us see low-level local resistance to imperial domination, before it erupts into the kind of revolt or rebellion attested to in historical sources? The mortuary remains of Anatolia during the time of the Achaemenid Persian Empire provide a case study to examine this problem. They demonstrate two simultaneous directions of influence: participation by the elite in aspects of empire and imperial propagation, and local geographically-based resistance to imperial ideology and pressure.