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Dark As Day, Rachel Keady 2024 Claremont Colleges

Dark As Day, Rachel Keady

CMC Senior Theses

“All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature." - Caravaggio

In the fall of 2021, I registered to take “Italian Baroque Art” with Professor Gorse at Pomona College, for the spring of 2022. Professor Faggen, one of my advisors, encouraged this and piqued my interest in the characters of this world. After some casual online research, I was transfixed by one artist in particular: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. How could I not be struck …


Heavenward Gaze, Earthly Ambitions: The Political Commentary Of The Vercelli Map's Ostrich, Helen Davies 2023 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Heavenward Gaze, Earthly Ambitions: The Political Commentary Of The Vercelli Map's Ostrich, Helen Davies

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Proxy Over Pilgrimage: Queen Eleanor Of Castile And The Celebration Of Crusade Upon Her Funerary Monument(S), Gordon M. Reynolds 2023 Independent Researcher

Proxy Over Pilgrimage: Queen Eleanor Of Castile And The Celebration Of Crusade Upon Her Funerary Monument(S), Gordon M. Reynolds

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


A Forgotten Dominican Monastery In The Eastern Mediterranean. The Ruined Site ‘In Contrata De Morfi’ In Famagusta, Cyprus, Thomas Kaffenberger 2023 University of Fribourg, Department of Art History

A Forgotten Dominican Monastery In The Eastern Mediterranean. The Ruined Site ‘In Contrata De Morfi’ In Famagusta, Cyprus, Thomas Kaffenberger

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Between Heaven And Hell: Salvific Murals To Transform A Pre-Romanesque Parish Church Into A Noble Funerary Pantheon In 14th- Century Navarre, Eneko Tuduri 2023 Member of the research project, Violencia y transformaciones sociales en el nordeste de la Corona de Castilla (1200-1525) PID 2021-124356NB-i00, University of the Basque Country

Between Heaven And Hell: Salvific Murals To Transform A Pre-Romanesque Parish Church Into A Noble Funerary Pantheon In 14th- Century Navarre, Eneko Tuduri

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Medieval Representations Of St Margaret Of Antioch And St Nicholas Of Myra In English Parish Churches: Sacramental Associations And The Construction Of A Christian Communal Identity, Frances Cook 2023 Independent Scholar

Medieval Representations Of St Margaret Of Antioch And St Nicholas Of Myra In English Parish Churches: Sacramental Associations And The Construction Of A Christian Communal Identity, Frances Cook

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Liber Scintillarum: Excerpting And Recomposing Textual And Artistic Traditions In The Early Middle Ages, Loretta Vandi 2023 Independent Scholar

The Liber Scintillarum: Excerpting And Recomposing Textual And Artistic Traditions In The Early Middle Ages, Loretta Vandi

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Walking With Helena: An Examination Of A Gendered Model For Women And Medieval Pilgrimage In Northern Spain, Katharine Scherff 2023 Texas Tech University

Walking With Helena: An Examination Of A Gendered Model For Women And Medieval Pilgrimage In Northern Spain, Katharine Scherff

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


A Light On Europe. The International And Intermedial Trajectory Of A Medieval Chandelier At The Turn Of The Nineteenth Century, Eveline Deneer 2023 Utrecht University

A Light On Europe. The International And Intermedial Trajectory Of A Medieval Chandelier At The Turn Of The Nineteenth Century, Eveline Deneer

Artl@s Bulletin

This article investigates the shaping of European visual culture by tracing the international and intermedial trajectory of the visual motive of a chandelier from a 15th-century Burgundian manuscript in the decades around 1800. Passing from Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Mannheim, and Vienna to Coburg, and moving from illumination to drawing, archaeological illustration, painting, engraving to the applied arts, its trajectory exemplifies the historical conditions and cultural phenomena that animated the formation of a European visual culture, at a time when historical and national consciousness were developing on the continent.


Il Cibo E Il Corpo Nell’Immagine- I Dipinti Rinascimentale Del Cibo E Del Corpo, Lainey Tomasoski 2023 University of San Diego

Il Cibo E Il Corpo Nell’Immagine- I Dipinti Rinascimentale Del Cibo E Del Corpo, Lainey Tomasoski

Italian Renaissance Foodways

Questo progetto esamina il modo in cui l'arte rinascimentale rappresentava la cultura del cibo nella prima era moderna e cosa dice questo sulle dinamiche sociali dell'identita.


From Donatello To Michelangelo: A Franciscan Angel, Kayla M. Bruce 2023 Old Dominion University

From Donatello To Michelangelo: A Franciscan Angel, Kayla M. Bruce

Institute for the Humanities Theses

During the Italian Renaissance, images of angels and of the Virgin Mary were incredibly commonplace and were often used to denote the Virgin in her role as prophetess. The Virgin was often shown surrounded by angels in the background or flanking her on either side. However, in the fifteenth century, a motif appeared where an angel head was depicted on either the Virgin’s diadem or on her chest as a decorative brooch. This specific motif only appeared in images of the Virgin and the Christ Child. It was also only employed by Florentine artists and began with the Florentine sculptor, …


The Shape Of Victory: The Earth-Touching Gesture In Context, Douglass Smith 2023 Independent Scholar

The Shape Of Victory: The Earth-Touching Gesture In Context, Douglass Smith

The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

This paper will attempt to unearth some of the historical roots of the earth-touching gesture by considering eight different textual accounts of it from the Buddhist traditions of the early centuries CE. Maria Spagnoli has recently argued that the gesture stems from Greek antecedents in oath-making that were transferred to ancient India, perhaps through Gandhara. While this may indeed be so, more remains to be said about possible Indian roots of the gesture. To that end, this paper will explore resonances the gesture has with material in several important Vedic tropes. It will also consider the problem of early Buddhist …


Perspective, Invention, And Metatheater In Renaissance Literature, William Roudabush 2023 Southern Methodist University

Perspective, Invention, And Metatheater In Renaissance Literature, William Roudabush

English Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation challenges the misconception of post-Reformation England as iconophobic. On the contrary, it argues that early modern English poets and playwrights adapt Continental theories and techniques from painting, translating them into their own poetic and dramatic forms. It explores how allusions to contemporary perspectival images serve as governing metaphors and structural devices for the works in which they appear. Particularly in the genre of the Elizabethan epyllion and in works by Shakespeare, it suggests that texts are designed to be read “perspectively,” to borrow Shakespeare’s coinage, so that they are open to ambiguity and multiplicity, and capable of being …


Androgynous Figures On Etruscan Cista Handles From Praeneste, Melanie Naples 2023 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Androgynous Figures On Etruscan Cista Handles From Praeneste, Melanie Naples

LSU Master's Theses

Muscular women and effeminate men adorn the lids of Etruscan Cistae found in Praeneste (modern Palestrina, 23 miles southeast of Rome, Italy). Cistae (Latin plural of cista) are storage containers used by the Etruscans for women’s beauty items. This thesis focuses on the androgynous, mostly nude, figures that serve as handles and are often displayed in pairs. These pairs frequently depict a man and a woman together and androgynous qualities are usually emphasized on the female figures. Discussions of the androgynous body in the ancient world have centered around Greece and Rome. Only recently (Sandhoff 2007, 2009, 2011), scholarship has …


Legends Of Light: Crafting Middle Grade Fantasy In The Tradition Of Catholic Philosophy And Medieval Visual Culture, Bernadette Lamb 2023 Washington University in St. Louis

Legends Of Light: Crafting Middle Grade Fantasy In The Tradition Of Catholic Philosophy And Medieval Visual Culture, Bernadette Lamb

MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture

This essay promotes the writing and illustrating of middle grade literature that mirrors the wonder-inducing experiences of leafing through an illuminated manuscript and stepping into a Gothic cathedral. An examination of Catholic medieval visual culture moves into a discussion on its underlying philosophy and theology, which are profoundly centered on relational healing and the dignity of the human person. Christian writers including St. Pope John Paul II, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Josef Pieper, Madeline L’Engle, Dr. Bob Schuchts, Makoto Fujimura, and Andrew Peterson inform an exploration of mercy, forgiveness, and love as self-gift in the context of illustration and storytelling …


Complexity Of Perfection, Ayanna M. Johnson 2023 Northern Illinois University

Complexity Of Perfection, Ayanna M. Johnson

Honors Capstones

Many of the first art galleries and museums existed in places where elite individuals were allowed. The constant pursuit of achieving perfection in many circumstances may stem from a white supremacist narrative that often stagnates creativity from achieving its full potential. This sends a series of alarming messages to artists as they tend to lose the initial interest they have for their medium by attempting to achieve a level of perfection that is unattainable. As a result, this notion can shed light on the social impact art can have in society and the relationship with the type of artwork displayed. …


Simone Martini's St. Louis Altarpiece: Materiality, Franciscan Propaganda, And Sacral Angevin Dynastic Object, Charles Morrow 2023 CUNY Hunter College

Simone Martini's St. Louis Altarpiece: Materiality, Franciscan Propaganda, And Sacral Angevin Dynastic Object, Charles Morrow

Theses and Dissertations

Simone Martini makes lavish use of gold, silver, gilt glass, paste pearls and gems in the St. Louis Altarpiece, and these materials carry underlying meanings that support the panel’s sacred, dynastic and Franciscan elements. Actor Network Theory is used to present visualizations of the networks in which the altarpiece participates.


The Lives And Afterlives Of The Arenberg Gospels: Materializing Medieval Oaths, Sarah Ganzel 2023 CUNY Hunter College

The Lives And Afterlives Of The Arenberg Gospels: Materializing Medieval Oaths, Sarah Ganzel

Theses and Dissertations

The “social life” of the Arenberg Gospels, a gospel book later used as an oath book in ecclesiastical officiation ceremonies, illuminates the impact and meaning of oath books in medieval Europe. This thesis traces the manuscript’s materiality throughout its life, showing why both words and flesh mattered to oath rituals.


Tractatus De Herbis, Botanical Guide To The Universe: A Case Study For Morgan Ms M.873, Darya Badikova 2023 CUNY Hunter College

Tractatus De Herbis, Botanical Guide To The Universe: A Case Study For Morgan Ms M.873, Darya Badikova

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis investigates the development of the late medieval pharmacopoeial treatise Tractatus de herbis illustrated in M.873, a fourteenth-century manuscript from the collection of the Morgan Library in New York. Particularly, the thesis considers the use and reception of this encyclopedic work by elite contemporary audiences of the Venetian Republic through material and medical history.


Building The Egyptian Canon In Early 20th-Century Germany: The Case Study Of Georg Steindorff’S Excavations, Darby Linn 2023 Southern Methodist University

Building The Egyptian Canon In Early 20th-Century Germany: The Case Study Of Georg Steindorff’S Excavations, Darby Linn

Art History Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a historiographic study of Germany Egyptology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with particular focus on how the different stakeholders involved in that academic environment – scholars, curators, donors and financiers, the German museum-going public, as well as Egyptian people who worked on archaeological excavations – influenced the development of the scholarly canon of ancient Egyptian art. The “canon” is an art historical concept from designating certain objects, styles, and forms as representative of a culture, time period, or artistic movement. Consequently, the canon establishes an artistic hierarchy according to European aesthetic standards that excludes …


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