IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1342: Bones and Stones: Sculptural Materials in Late Medieval Northern Europe

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Laura Tillery, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator/Chair:Cynthia Osiecki, Philosophische Fakultät, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Greifswald
Paper 1342-aStoss's Stones: Quarrying and Carving the Ölberg
(Language: English)
Ruth Ezra, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Ruth Ezra, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Ruth Ezra, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Economics - Urban, Printing History
Paper 1342-bCarving a Community of Canons: Black Marble Tombs in Late Medieval Liège
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Mattison, Department of History of Art, University of Toronto
Elizabeth Mattison, Department of History of Art, University of Toronto
Elizabeth Mattison, Department of History of Art, University of Toronto
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 1342-cDivine Anatomy: Considering Bones and Wood in the Making of Late Medieval Reliquary Busts
(Language: English)
Adam Harris Levine, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Adam Harris Levine, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Adam Harris Levine, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Hagiography, Religious Life
Abstract

This panel examines the range of sculptural materials used in northern Europe in the late medieval period. Each paper focuses on separate materials – human bones, wood, black marble, and sandstone – in order to interrogate diverse aspects of sculptural production. Such themes include, but are not limited to: the accessibility, mobility, or period meaning of materials and the demands of patron in choosing media.