IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 703: Diagnosis, Transmission, Reconstruction: Anatomising the Body of Romanesque Sculpture

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland
Organiser:Jill A. Franklin, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), London
Moderator/Chair:Karen Impey, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), London
Paper 703-aThe Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture and the Medieval Workshop
(Language: English)
Ron Baxter, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 703-bThe Romanesque Sculpture of Dunfermline Abbey and Its Influence: Evidence and Some Questions
(Language: English)
James King, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 703-cCarving Romanesque Bodies
(Language: English)
Agata Anna Gomółka, Department of Art History & World Art Studies, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

Romanesque art and architecture was transnational in a European context. The architectural sculpture produced in the British Isles and Ireland during the late 11th and 12th centuries demonstrates the visceral connection between these off-shore islands and mainland Europe at that time. In its inaugural session at the IMC, the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI) is seen to reveal some of the ways in which its searchable and fully illustrated database enables art historians to build an understanding of Romanesque stone carving by identifying authorship, tracing the diffusion of carved ornament, recreating workshop practice, and reimagining aesthetic criteria. Launched in 1987 by Professor George Zarnecki with British Academy support and now affiliated also to King’s College London, the CRSBI is an Open Access website comprising illustrated records of the Romanesque sculpture at some five thousand sites in Britain and Ireland.