IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 518: Medieval Cities and Material Culture, III: Art and Architecture in Late Medieval Northern Europe - Patronage and Commerce

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History of Art, University of Glasgow / Department of History of Art, Queen's University, Belfast
Organisers:Emily Jane Anderson, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Jill Farquhar, Department of History of Art, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:John Richards, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Paper 518-aA Complex Product: Tapestry in the Burgundian Netherlands, c. 1363-1450
(Language: English)
Katherine Anne Wilson, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 518-bArtistic Patronage and the Urban Elite of Ulm in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Maris Armfield, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Art History - General, Social History
Paper 518-cLate 15th-Century Architectural Manifestations of Ducal Authority in the Vicinity of Munich
(Language: English)
Andreas Dahlem, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - General, Heraldry, Social History
Abstract

This session will examine the role of patronage in major architectural programmes and the production and trade of artworks (tapestries, painting and sculpture) in the Burgundian Netherlands and Southern Germany in the 14th and 15th centuries. The function of tapestries as a link between town and court and the trade in tapestries by both men and women is explored. The impact of patronage on the local city and landscapes is detailed, including modifications to countryside and forested areas and the decoration and construction of churches, castles, and civic buildings. Such programmes emphasised the control and authority of the patron and often defined territory.