IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 742: Romanesque Carving: A Workshop

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Van Gogh Project MEDNAME / Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Organiser:Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Thierry Grégor, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Abstract

This workshop aims to present the tools (from the mallet and the chisel to the tip and the pump drill) and the techniques of letter carving (hollow and relief), used by a stonecutter, especially during the Romanesque period. After a theoretical part dealing with the various kinds of stones, the preparation of a stone (roughing out, smoothing, tracing the ruling, preparing the letters) and the handling of the tools, the participants, provided with all of the tools, materials, and safety equipment, can try to cut an inscription in a limestone.

Participants include Annick Gagne (Université de Poitiers), Marco Mostert (Universiteit Utrecht), Elisa Pallottini (Université Catholique de Louvain / Universiteit Utrecht), and Janneke Raaijmakers (Universiteit Utrecht).