IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 542: Perspectives on the Materiality of British Romanesque Sculpture

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI)
Organiser:Xavier Dectot, Department of Art & Design, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:Rose Walker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 542-aCarving Emotion in the Chichester Panels
(Language: English)
Agata Anna Gomółka, Department of Art History & World Art Studies, University of East Anglia
Agata Anna Gomółka, Department of Art History & World Art Studies, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Mentalities
Paper 542-bSt Margaret of Antioch and Her Dragons: Evidence from the Romanesque Record
(Language: English)
Susan Nettle, Independent Scholar, Teddington
Susan Nettle, Independent Scholar, Teddington
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Hagiography
Paper 542-cRomanesque Sculpture in the English Chalk Belt
(Language: English)
Ron Baxter, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), London
Ron Baxter, Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland (CRSBI), London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Technology
Abstract

Using all the resources that the systematic approach of the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland offers, this panel aims to address some of the many interrogations raised by the materiality of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland. How did sculptors address the challenges posed by the nature and quality of stone available to them, from the finest hard limestones to the softest, flint-laden chalks? How did the available instruments condition the sculpting gesture and set material boundaries to their stylistic approach? Which routes were taken by iconographic models throughout the islands?