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Feminine Monstrosity: Medusa Through The Ages, Meredith Kate Wolkom 2022 Bard College

Feminine Monstrosity: Medusa Through The Ages, Meredith Kate Wolkom

Senior Projects Spring 2022

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Kalos, Emma Marie Bowden 2022 Eastern Washington University

Kalos, Emma Marie Bowden

2022 Symposium

My work, “Kalos”, is a unique composition made up of 3”x3” canvases with overall dimensions of 24”x30”. This series of acrylic paintings explores the boundaries within the photorealism technique in painting. For this painting, one 3”x3” canvas represents one corresponding square from the photorealism grid on the reference photo. The independent squares open new possibilities for viewer engagement and manipulation. The interactive piece encourages viewers to ponder the idea of beauty and how it can be manipulated.


Accommodation And Coping In Medieval Catholic England: A Historical Dramaturgy Casebook For The Chester Mystery Cycle’S Play 14: Christ At The House Of Simon The Leper, Christ And The Moneylenders, And Judas’ Plot, Andrew J. Roberge 2022 Bard College

Accommodation And Coping In Medieval Catholic England: A Historical Dramaturgy Casebook For The Chester Mystery Cycle’S Play 14: Christ At The House Of Simon The Leper, Christ And The Moneylenders, And Judas’ Plot, Andrew J. Roberge

Senior Projects Spring 2022

In this historically focused dramaturgy casebook for the medieval Catholic Chester Mystery Cycle's Play 14, Christ at the House of Simon the Leper, Christ and the Moneylenders, and Judas’ Plot, I offer suggestions for Play 14's production as it might have appeared in the cycle's final year of performance, 1575. I contextualize and grapple with the play's antisemitisms, and also offer a brief history of antisemitism in medieval Europe. I also analyze Play 14 and the Chester Mystery Cycle for their rhetorical appeals to the medieval vernacular language, contexts, and events, as well as their anachronistic temporal and geographic …


Communication Of Values And Morals Through Andrea Della Robbia’S Prudence, Caylin Wigger 2022 Hollins University

Communication Of Values And Morals Through Andrea Della Robbia’S Prudence, Caylin Wigger

Undergraduate Research Awards

Created by Andrea della Robbia in 1475, the circular relief of Prudence, executed in tin-glazed terracotta, exemplifies an intrinsic relationship to religion, morals, and virtues in both medium and subject matter, typical of Renaissance Art. From the development of the della Robbia family workshop, to modern conservation efforts, the della Robbia tin-glazed terracotta method elucidates a timeless and extreme dedication to moral values. The inherent humility of the terracotta, a simple clay dug from the earth, had been recognized even before Andrea created Prudence by close followers of the Christian faith. Not only were the basic elements of Prudence …


Medieval Weathers: An Introduction, Michael J. Warren 2021 Birkbeck College, University of London

Medieval Weathers: An Introduction, Michael J. Warren

Medieval Ecocriticisms

Introduction to the first volume of Medieval Ecocriticisms.


"The Christ Chosen Emperor": Representation Of Emperors As Divine Figures In Byzantine Art, Aly Hutchinson 2021 Utah State University

"The Christ Chosen Emperor": Representation Of Emperors As Divine Figures In Byzantine Art, Aly Hutchinson

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

The concept of power has been evident throughout Byzantine culture, whether in its aristocratic and bureaucratic politics, textiles, architecture, or minted coinage. Consequently, the arts were frequently utilized to represent imperial and religious power with various renderings of symbols, colors, and icons. In addition, images portrayed significant visual and spiritual value as the viewers looked to them for knowledge, guidance, and prayer. The ruling emperors were held in high regard, and imperial families were dominant over Byzantine society. The emperor was created in God's image, given the responsibility to rule on earth and carry out the ten commandments. This essay …


Byzantine Textiles: Embroidery, Delphine Dah 2021 Utah State University

Byzantine Textiles: Embroidery, Delphine Dah

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

The textile that I will be discussing is the Embroidered Medallion found in the fifteenth to the sixteenth century Byzantine Empire. This rare example of Byzantine embroidery consists of two medallions, one depicting the eagle of Saint John, the other the angel of Saint Matthew, two of the four evangelists. The original piece is paired with the other medallion, which shows the symbol for Mark and Luke. Since their scale is so small it suggests that they are meant to be attached to an epitrachelion, a stole worn by priests and bishops as a symbol of their priest hood.


The Face Of Power: A Chronological Comparison Of Byzantine Coinage, Emma Duffin 2021 Utah State University

The Face Of Power: A Chronological Comparison Of Byzantine Coinage, Emma Duffin

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

Coinage was an effective tool for representing imperial power in the Byzantine Empire. This short essay focuses on the evolution of power representation in coinage and argues that Byzantine emperors displayed power by employing classical Roman elements in their coinage. This argument is communicated through a chronological comparison of five coins ranging in date from 288 to 1425 C.E. These coins are a small example of the transition from imperial iconography to Christian iconography in which we see how classical forms are preserved even among a drastic change in style and narrative.


The Vienna Genesis And The Evolution Of Christian Book Illumination, Samantha Castro 2021 Utah State University

The Vienna Genesis And The Evolution Of Christian Book Illumination, Samantha Castro

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

In this essay, I argue that the Vienna Genesis influenced future Christian manuscripts by pushing the idea that higher status and holiness were linked. The Vienna Genesis' expensive creation and classically-influenced illustrations, which were seen by some as conspicuous, would be imitated by the Paris Psalter, only differentiating in the subject matter. The Melisende Psalter would take a turn in its style, mimicking Byzantine icons rather than classical works, but it continued the high-cost production and ruler-appealing narrative of King David. And unlike the other two, the Melisende Psalter cements the initial bias, with signs hinting at possible royal/imperial ownership.


Utility, Liturgy, And Luxury, Olivia Brock 2021 Utah State University

Utility, Liturgy, And Luxury, Olivia Brock

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

The material legacy of medieval Byzantium is one of intricate luxury objects made of precious materials. As was evident in many cultures and periods, including the Byzantine, high-quality luxury materials were used to promote the status of individuals and institutions. The Attarouthi Treasure out of the Church of St. Stephen in Syria presents an excellent case study of luxury liturgical objects used to promote the social status of the church, as well as imbed the church in a series of complex social networks that both enhanced and retracted from the church’s social role. These objects were also physically dynamic as …


Case Study Of Byzantium, Shelby Johnson 2021 Utah State University

Case Study Of Byzantium, Shelby Johnson

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

The Byzantine Empire (395-1453 CE) was a large cultural center that included a meshing of different societies in terms of trade. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, the empire had a monopoly of sea trade, leading to their multiple years of success under many different ruling emperors. Many different countries brought with them pieces of their culture and textile materials to the Byzantine Empire.

Around 500 A.D. China was known for their silk making textiles, holding the secret of their creation for many years until a group of traveling monks in Europe were able to smuggle out silkworm eggs from China, …


The Constantine And Zoe Mosaic, Lilly Jones 2021 Utah State University

The Constantine And Zoe Mosaic, Lilly Jones

BYZANTIUM: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

In this case study I will go over the history behind the Constantine and Zoe mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, why it was hidden for so long, and the multiple theories behind its alterations. I will also cover the history of Zoe and her many husbands and why altering the mosaic would have been necessary to show history and they wanted it to be remembered. There is not the same record of events in Byzantium like we have today, history was written by the powerful and important to write to narrative they wanted. Because of the clues left behind we …


Secular Architecture: Domestic, Carolyn S. Snively 2021 Gettysburg College

Secular Architecture: Domestic, Carolyn S. Snively

Classics Faculty Publications

The geographic focus of this discussion of Byzantine domestic architecture, from the late fourth to fifteenth centuries, will be on the Balkans and Asia Minor. Although more dwellings exist than any other type of structure within a settlement or outside it, emphasis has often been on large public buildings or the peristyle house rather than the range of housing units and their multifunctional nature. Those who study domestic architecture tend to look at palaces and other grand and richly decorated structures; only recently has attention been paid to lower-class and rural dwellings.

The chances of excavation often dictate our knowledge …


Designing Digital Antiquity: Classical Archaeology In New Virtual Applications, William Loder 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Designing Digital Antiquity: Classical Archaeology In New Virtual Applications, William Loder

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, I argue that the combination of existing archaeological theory with game design theory offers an innovative avenue for creating serious 3D applications of archaeological sites in virtual reality that can be productively used for pedagogical, research, and outreach solutions. In this thesis, I engage with the archaeological theories of phenomenology and sensory studies, briefly touching on structure and agency as well as discussion of some current digital applications in use in the field. For this project, I am interested in game design theory as it relates to education and I view Virtual Reality as an important tool …


Beauty, Real Or Apparent: Christian Kings, Muslim Artisans, And The Development Of An Imperial Image Through The Silk And Horticulture Industries In Sicily. (Ca. 1090-1190), Casey K. Brown 2021 University of New Mexico

Beauty, Real Or Apparent: Christian Kings, Muslim Artisans, And The Development Of An Imperial Image Through The Silk And Horticulture Industries In Sicily. (Ca. 1090-1190), Casey K. Brown

History ETDs

In the wake of the Norman conquest of Sicily in the second half of the eleventh century, the Mediterranean island housed a diverse collection of Greek, Latin, and Muslim communities. Norman kings chose Palermo to become the seat of Latin-Christian Sicilian government for its productivity and strategic location and included the island into the complex world of self-fashioning politics and exchange. For Sicilian and ‘foreign’ Muslims alike, the imperious pose Roger II and his successors held created a precarious balancing act between the real and imagined worlds of Sicily. The content of this thesis is primarily concerned with the impact …


A Crown Of Flesh, Sound, And Light. Savonarola’S Animated Gift For The Virgin Mary, Loretta Vandi 2021 Independent Scholar

A Crown Of Flesh, Sound, And Light. Savonarola’S Animated Gift For The Virgin Mary, Loretta Vandi

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Kufesque Between Pilgrimage And Polemic: Representations Of Arabic In Italian Altarpieces, 13th-15th Centuries, Kathryn Blair Moore 2021 University of Connecticut

Kufesque Between Pilgrimage And Polemic: Representations Of Arabic In Italian Altarpieces, 13th-15th Centuries, Kathryn Blair Moore

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Book & New Website Announcement: Medieval Badges, 2021 Kenyon College

Book & New Website Announcement: Medieval Badges

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Deep Mapping Of Lost Worlds, David J. Bodenhamer 2021 Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

Foreword: Deep Mapping Of Lost Worlds, David J. Bodenhamer

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Thoughts About Spatial Humanities And Urban Experiences During The Long Fifteenth Century, Margriet Hoogvliet, Chiara Lastrioli 2021 University of Groningen

Introduction: Thoughts About Spatial Humanities And Urban Experiences During The Long Fifteenth Century, Margriet Hoogvliet, Chiara Lastrioli

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


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