Communication and Exchange in the Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages


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Saturday 2 February 2008

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre
The Courtauld Institute of Art,
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2


Admission free, open to all

No booking is necessary





Professor John Lowden: Welcome

Session 1: Chair – Laura Cleaver

10.00 - 10.30

Eleni Dimitriadou (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Some Thoughts on the Southwest Vestibule Mosaic of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and its Relation to the Antiquarian Images of Constantine the Great and Justinian I in the City

10.30 - 11.00

Milena Grabacic (Exeter College, University of Oxford)
Diplomacy, Art and Patronage Across the Adriatic: A Vatican Icon of St. Peter and St. Paul

11.00 - 11.30

Stefania Gerevini (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Lost in Translation: a Byzantine Set of Relics in the Treasury of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena

11.30 - 12.00


Session 2: Chair – Géraldine Victoir

12.00 - 12.30

Aude Morelle (Université Lille 3-Charles-de-Gaulle)
Visual Relationships between Worshippers and Relics in Medieval Treasury Rooms and their Impact on Architecture

12.30 - 13.00

Toby Huitson (University of Kent at Canterbury)
Communication through the Upper Levels of Medieval Church Buildings in the Romanesque and Early Gothic era

13.00 - 13.30

Emanuele Lugli (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
Pietre di Paragone: The Production of Spatial Order in the Twelfth-century Northern Italian City

13.30 - 14.30

LUNCH (not provided)

14.30 - 15.00

Professor John Lowden
Ivories from the Thompson Collection
(Courtauld Gallery, Room 1)

Session 3: Chair – Tom Nickson

15.00 - 15.30

Joanne Allen (University of Warwick)
Imitation and invention in the choir stalls of San Zaccaria in Venice

15.30 - 16.00

Maria Paschali (Courtauld Institute of Art)
The Wall Paintings in the Apses of the Cathedral of Saint George of the Greeks in Famagusta, Cyprus: Some Remarks on Date and Artistic Communication

16.00 - 16.30


Session 4: Chair – Michalis Olympios

16.30 - 17.00

Emily Jane Anderson (University of Glasgow)
No Need for Outsiders? Issues Raised by the Frescoes of the Life of St Gregory the Great in the Bardi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

17.00 - 17.30

Mayumi Ikeda (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Printed Initials of the Mainz Psalter, 1457

17.30 - 18.00

Stuart Whatling (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Constructing the Double-take: Gesture, Glance and Chiasmus in the Magdalen Window at Bourges

Colloquium image 2.jpg18.00 - 18.10       Professor John Lowden:
                                 Concluding Remarks


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