Session Title

Gothic Ivory Sculpture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Gothic Ivories Project, Courtauld Institute of Art

Organizer Name

Catherine Yvard

Organizer Affiliation

Courtauld Institute of Art

Presider Name

Sarah Guérin

Presider Affiliation

Univ. de Montréal

Paper Title 1

Morbid Beauty: New Thoughts on the Vogue for Memento Mori Themes in Ivory Carving, ca. 1500

Presenter 1 Name

Stephen Perkinson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Bowdoin College

Paper Title 2

“Fictile Ivories”: Diffusing the Taste for and the Connoisseurship of Gothic Ivories

Presenter 2 Name

Benedetta Chiesi

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. degli Studi di Firenze

Paper Title 3

Touching Ivory Online

Presenter 3 Name

Jack Hartnell

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Courtauld Institute of Art

Start Date

10-5-2014 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 210

Description

The Gothic Ivories Project at the Courtauld Institute of Art (www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk) has, over the past few years, made Gothic ivory sculpture much more visible and accessible, bringing together thousands of ivory pieces from collections around the world. This session will showcase current research in the field and touch on a wide range of topics, from iconographical studies of little-known pieces to a reassessment of the meaning of late-medieval Memento Mori sculptures, from an examination of the 19th-century fashion for ivory casting to a stimulating reflexion on the impact of digitisation on the perception of these objects.

Dr Catherine Yvard, Gothic Ivories Project Manager

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May 10th, 10:00 AM

Gothic Ivory Sculpture

Bernhard 210

The Gothic Ivories Project at the Courtauld Institute of Art (www.gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk) has, over the past few years, made Gothic ivory sculpture much more visible and accessible, bringing together thousands of ivory pieces from collections around the world. This session will showcase current research in the field and touch on a wide range of topics, from iconographical studies of little-known pieces to a reassessment of the meaning of late-medieval Memento Mori sculptures, from an examination of the 19th-century fashion for ivory casting to a stimulating reflexion on the impact of digitisation on the perception of these objects.

Dr Catherine Yvard, Gothic Ivories Project Manager