IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1102: The V&A at the IMC, II: The Rise of Gothic, 1200-1350

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Section, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Organiser:Glyn Davies, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Laura Cleaver, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 1102-aStained Glass Narrative Strategies in the Elaborate Tracery Forms of English Gothic Windows
(Language: English)
Rosie Mills, Medieval & Renaissance Project, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 1102-bA Model for Lay Piety and Charity: The Cycle of St Eustace at Lachapelle-sous-Gerberoy
(Language: English)
Géraldine Stéphanie Victoir, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Painting, Lay Piety
Paper 1102-c'Sylke copes of dyuers colours craftely broudered': Textiles and the Transmission of Gothic, 1200-1350
(Language: English)
Kate Heard, Royal Collection, Windsor
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts
Abstract

In November 2009, the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance galleries open. In four linked sessions, the V&A (in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute) aims to place its collections and displays into a wider scholarly context. Each session is titled after one of the four medieval spaces in the new galleries. This session, ‘The Rise of Gothic 1200-1350’, looks at how gothic architecture, both real and imagined, acted as an organising system for complex decoration, encouraging sophisticated interpretation on the part of the viewer. It also picks up on the role of two key media displayed in the new gallery – stained glass and embroidery.