Session Title

Medievalism and the Rediscovery of Medieval Art

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Thalia Allington-Wood

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. College London

Presider Name

Imogen Tedbury

Presider Affiliation

Courtauld Institute of Art/National Gallery of Art

Paper Title 1

Antiquarian Aesthetics and the Revaluing of Medieval Art in Early Modern Britain

Presenter 1 Name

Dustin M. Frazier Wood

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Roehampton

Paper Title 2

Anonymous Immortality: Chasing Down the Ghosts of Patrons Past

Presenter 2 Name

Lynley Anne Herbert

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Walters Art Museum

Paper Title 3

Living in the New [New] Middle Ages

Presenter 3 Name

Matthew Reeve

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Queen's Univ. Kingston

Start Date

10-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

This session explores the changing reception, restoration, display, historiography and collecting practices associated with medieval art. How has the phenomenon of discovery as narrative, academic and artistic moment developed? What can be gained from considering academic and popular discoveries of medieval art side by side? How do political and geographical agendas affect the reception of medieval art? Beginning with a reexamination of the reception of medieval art by early modern antiquaries pre-dating the Gothic revival, and examining the reinterpretation, re-use and appropriation of medieval manuscripts in nineteenth-century hybrids, this session also explores medievalism in our own Middle Age post Umberto Eco's 'New Middle Ages', from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films to the 'Gothic Nightmares' exhibition in London, from the rhetoric of the "War on Terror" to Game of Thrones.

Imogen Tedbury

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Medievalism and the Rediscovery of Medieval Art

Fetzer 2030

This session explores the changing reception, restoration, display, historiography and collecting practices associated with medieval art. How has the phenomenon of discovery as narrative, academic and artistic moment developed? What can be gained from considering academic and popular discoveries of medieval art side by side? How do political and geographical agendas affect the reception of medieval art? Beginning with a reexamination of the reception of medieval art by early modern antiquaries pre-dating the Gothic revival, and examining the reinterpretation, re-use and appropriation of medieval manuscripts in nineteenth-century hybrids, this session also explores medievalism in our own Middle Age post Umberto Eco's 'New Middle Ages', from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films to the 'Gothic Nightmares' exhibition in London, from the rhetoric of the "War on Terror" to Game of Thrones.

Imogen Tedbury