Friday, May 17, 2013

"Art and Death 3: Life after Death" Free Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, May 23rd

Thanks so much to David Lillington for bringing "Art and Death 3: Life after Death"--a free forum at London's Courtauld Institute of Art taking place next Thursday May 23rd--to my attention! Admission is free, no booking necessary.

Full lineup follows; you can find out more by clicking here.
10.00 – 12.30 Thursday 23 May 2013
Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
This is the third and last of a series of workshops being held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012-2013 to explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal group of doctoral students with shared interests in funerary monuments. This third workshop will focus on representations of the perceived fate of the body and soul after death, as well as the continuation of a relationship (if only in memory) between the living and the dead, and will examine how this might vary for a community, a family and an individual.
Organised by Jessica Barker and Ann Adams (PhD Candidates, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

  • 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Introduction: Jessica Barker and Ann Adams
  • Session 1: Imagining the Soul – Chair: Jessica Barker
    10.05 – 10.30 Maria Grasso (PhD Candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art)
    The iconography of the depiction of Amand’s soul in Valenciennes, Bibliothèque
    municipale, Ms. 500
    10.30 – 10.55 Jonathan Kewley (PhD Candidate, University of Durham)
    The New England Winged Soul: artistic convention or theology in stone? 
  • 10.55 – 11.05 BREAK 
  • Session 2: Remembering the Dead – Chair: Ann Adams
    11.05 – 11.30 Natalie Zeldin (M.A., University of Texas)
    Hybrid Iconography of Portuguese Sephardic Tombstones
    11.30 – 11.55 Martin Stiles (M.A. Birkbeck College, University of London)
    Copied from an earlier portrait’: Eighteenth-Century posthumous ancestral portraits at Halswell Hall
    11.55 – 12.20 Joana Ramôa Melo (PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
    The dead as protagonists: the funerary programme designed for Inês de Castro
    (Alcobaça, Portugal) as propagandistic commemoration and a vehicle to ‘resurrect’
    the lady as queen 
  • 12.20– 12.30 Panel Discussion
Image: Blessing of a Soul, Percy Tomb, Beverley Minster, c1336-1340; Photo: J. Barker

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