The Color Of Ivory

Author: Carolyn Loessel Connor
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Intrigued by barely visible traces of paint or stain, Connor subjected such ivory objects as boxes, plaques, and book covers to scientific analysis. Under the microscope, she saw that their surfaces were once ablaze with color, while tests identified the actual pigments. Her findings, presented here, demonstrate that the ivories were colored and that the paint or stain - which does not adhere well to the surface of ivory - either wore off or was cleaned away. She draws on the work of archaeologists, classicists, historians, and art historians to show that this color was almost certainly original and not, as many scholars have assumed, a medieval or later addition. The author also locates Byzantine ivories within a long tradition of colored ivory going back, for example, to a painted chest found in the tomb of the Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamen.

The Material And The Ideal

Author: Anthony Cutler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047431669
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The volume ranges from the close examination of specific objects to larger questions of their signification for the medieval societies that fashioned them and the ways in which they have been, and are currently, interpreted.

Before The Gregorian Reform

Author: John Howe
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501703706
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Historians typically single out the hundred-year period from about 1050 to 1150 as the pivotal moment in the history of the Latin Church, for it was then that the Gregorian Reform movement established the ecclesiastical structure that would ensure Rome's dominance throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. In Before the Gregorian Reform John Howe challenges this familiar narrative by examining earlier, "pre-Gregorian" reform efforts within the Church. He finds that they were more extensive and widespread than previously thought and that they actually established a foundation for the subsequent Gregorian Reform movement. The low point in the history of Christendom came in the late ninth and early tenth centuries—a period when much of Europe was overwhelmed by barbarian raids and widespread civil disorder, which left the Church in a state of disarray. As Howe shows, however, the destruction gave rise to creativity. Aristocrats and churchmen rebuilt churches and constructed new ones, competing against each other so that church building, like castle building, acquired its own momentum. Patrons strove to improve ecclesiastical furnishings, liturgy, and spirituality. Schools were constructed to staff the new churches. Moreover, Howe shows that these reform efforts paralleled broader economic, social, and cultural trends in Western Europe including the revival of long-distance trade, the rise of technology, and the emergence of feudal lordship. The result was that by the mid-eleventh century a wealthy, unified, better-organized, better-educated, more spiritually sensitive Latin Church was assuming a leading place in the broader Christian world. Before the Gregorian Reform challenges us to rethink the history of the Church and its place in the broader narrative of European history. Compellingly written and generously illustrated, it is a book for all medievalists as well as general readers interested in the Middle Ages and Church history.

Colour In Sculpture

Author: Hannelore Hägele
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443852651
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This book introduces the reader to the art of sculpture across five millennia up to the present, and from the Near East to the west. In each of the eleven chapters, a number of selected works are discussed to exemplify the circumstances and conditions for making pieces of sculpture – objects peculiar to place, time and context. Within each cultural framework, characteristics are observable that suggest various reasons for the use of colour in sculpture. These encompass local preferences, customs or cultural requirements; and others point to an impulse to enhance the expression of the phenomenal. Whether colour is really necessary or even essential to sculpted works of art is a question especially pertinent since the Renaissance. Surface finishes of sculptural representations may allude to the sensory world of colour without even having pigment applied to them. What makes polychromy so special is that it functions as an overlay of another dimension that sometimes carries further encoded meaning. In nature, the colour is integral to the given object. What the present survey suggests is that the relationship between colour and sculpture is a matter of intentional expression, even where the colour is intrinsic – as in the sculptor’s materials.

Towards Rewriting

Author: Piotr Ł Grotowski
Publisher: Prus24.pl
ISBN: 8392839927
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Sp Tantike Und Byzantinische Elfenbeinbildwerke Im Diskurs

Author: Gudrun Bühl
Publisher: Dr. Ludwig Reichert
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Contents: Non-destructive Investigation of Ivory by FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy ( Arun Banerjee ); The Making of Early-Byzantine Pyxides ( Gudrun Buehl ); Caillet, Remarques sur l'iconographie Christo-Mariale des grands diptyques d'ivoire du VIe siècle. Incidences éventuelles quant à leur datation et origine ( Jean-Pierre ); Basilius and His Diptych Again ( Alan Cameron ); Color on Late Antique and Byzantine Ivories: Problems and Challenges of Conservation ( Carolyn L. Connor ); Resemblance and Difference: Carving in Byzantium and Ottonian Germany in the Ivory Century ( Anthony Cutler ); Carving in the Center: Evidence for an Urban Workshop on the Palatine Hill in Rome ( Archer St. Clair ); Zur Bedeutung der Veranstaltung in Amphitheater und Circus in der Spätantike ( Josef Engemann ); Digenis Akritis and a Middle Byzantine Rosette Casket in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ( Helen Evans ); Editions of the Joseph Narrative in Ivory between East and West ( John Hanson ); Technologische Aspekte ausgewählter Elfenbeinarbeiten des Museums fuer Byzantinische Kunst, Berlin ( Hiltrud Jehle ); First-Generation Diptychs in the Discourse of Visual Culture ( Dale Kinney ); Die Elfenbein-Staurothek von Cortona im Kontext mittelbyzantinischer Kreuzreliquiarproduktion ( Holger A. Klein ); Kopien imaginärer Vorbilder und Reproduktionen. Spätantike, karolingische und byzantinische Elfenbeinwerke im forschungsgeschichtlichen Diskurs ( Ulrike Koenen ); ... als Kunstgeschichte so exakt werden wollte wie die Philologie oder die Zoologie - Die fruehe Elfenbeinforschung in Deutschland ( Barbara Schellewald ); La cattedra di Massimiano a Ravenna: Status quaestionis e nuove linee interpretative ( Clementina Rizzardi ); The Second Life of Objects: Ivory Horns in Medieval Church Treasuries ( Avinoam Shalem ); Die byzantinischen Elfenbeintafeln im Domschatz zu Halberstadt ( Petra Sevrugian-Janke ); Beharrlichkeit oder Die Verteidigung alter Feststellungen ( Paul Speck ).

Amorium Reports Ii

Author: Chris S. Lightfoot
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Images Of Children In Byzantium

Author: Cecily Hennessy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
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This book covers a subject that has never previously been addressed, and yet it is both a fascinating and a provocative one: the representation of children in Byzantium. The visual material is extensive, intriguing and striking, and the historical context is crucially important to our understanding of Byzantine culture, social history and artistic output. Cecily Hennessy demonstrates that children are featured often in visual imagery and in key locations, indicating that they played a central role in Byzantine life. In tackling this new subject she reveals important aspects of childhood, youth, and by extension adulthood in Byzantine society and raises issues that are also applicable to the present and to other historical contexts.

Minerva

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Abstracts

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