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A Severed Bond? Exploring 14th Century Art Across the Eastern and Western Christian World

Friday 15 May 2015, 10.15AM to 6.30pm

14th Century

This workshop is the first event of the project 'Exploring 14th Century Art Across the Eastern and Western Christian World' organised by Livia Lupi (University of York) and Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld Institute of Art).  It will bring together eight postgraduate students working on medieval art history. Papers will be about 20 minutes in length and will be followed by questions and a discussion at the end of each session. Our selected speakers will present on a range of artistic media including fresco, panel painting, metalwork and textile in order to challenge traditional interpretations of fourteenth-century art and also elucidate any possible points of artistic contact between the eastern and western Christian world. The papers will focus on issues such as:

  • The proliferation of more developed narratives and secondary hagiographical cycles
  • The increase in the number of figures and their role in iconography
  • The role of architectural settings within the narrative
  • Comparisons between the work of Giotto and the so-called ‘giotteschi’ and the art of the Adriatic coast
  • Contacts between eastern and western artists and patrons
  • Development of specific iconographies across East and West

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This project is funded by the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum and the University of York

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Location: The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN