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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
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
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
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Hagiography, Religious Life

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.