The article is devoted to the study of tradition of representation of angels in the Early Christian and Early Medieval Art of Byzantium and Western Europe.
Discover Târnave Valley and its medieval monuments with a guide-book which will lead your steps, eyes, and thoughts towards ensembles and details! Gather in your soul the beuty of some monuments which make Romania and Transylvania famous! "Monumente Medievale de pe Valea Târnavelor" [Medieval Monuments on Târnave Valley] – we continue the trip started with Bucovina and Oltenia! - a well-documented text by authors who are specialists in the history of medieval art and restoration; - over 700 unpublished images – aerial, interior and exterior ensembles, details of mural painting made at the scaffolding level, during restoration; - map of monuments and routes proposals; - ground plans of monuments and ensembles. 15 of the most representative medieval and cultural landmarks of the area are presented: reformed (Calvinist) church in the village of Alma, evangelical (Lutheran) churches in the villages of Aţel, Băgaciu, Biertan, Brateiu, Curciu, Dârlos, Ighişu Nou, Mălâncrav, Moşna, Nemşa, Richiş, and Şmig, as well as the main examples of religious and secular architecture in the towns of Mediaş and Sighişoara. Together with architecture and sculpture, there are presented also the mural paintings which – most often than not – embellish these buildings, as well as the objecst with artistic and historical value (winged altarpieces, furniture, liturgical inventory, etc.) housed inside.
Cet essai réunit des réflexions sur l’interaction entre les arts, les savoirs et la politique à la cour de Frédéric II de Hohenstaufen (1220-1250). Il s’agit de thèmes déjà abordés et développés dans la thèse de doctorat soutenue par l’auteur à l’EHESS de Paris, sous la direction de Jean-Claude Schmitt. Cet ouvrage utilise des documents connus depuis longtemps par les spécialistes, mais encore entièrement inédits, comme par exemple le Liber Introductorius, une somme d'astrologie et cosmologie, œuvre de Michael Scotus (rédigée avec toute probabilité en 1230). La lecture du traité de Pierre d’Eboli sur les bains de Pozzuoli stimule des réflexions sur l'histoire de la science au XIIIe siècle et sur la tradition de l’école de médecine de Salerne, mais aussi sur les méthodologies à suivre pour une analyse des textes et des images (surtout pour les manuscrits à miniatures et pour les techniques de sculpture) dans l’Italie du Sud.
The aim of this article is to provide a critical analysis of most recent trends in the study of medieval art, especially those approaches which are signaled by last influential works of Jean Wirth, Jérôme Baschet and Olivier Boulnois. I give my view points on several problems and documents of medieval art, try to demonstrate strong and feable sides of recent methodology in the field.
The present paper discusses the strategies applied by Byzantine women to gain access to liturgical rituals and sacred spaces of male monasteries. It regards several possible approaches including commemorative inscriptions and portraits placed in the sacred spaces, landed donations to the monasteries which were accompanied by commemoration instructions, and various material gifts (textiles, metalwork, and manuscripts) ornamented with dedicatory epigrams. The latter strategy appeared to be the most successful as it allowed women to express their gratitude, concerns, and prayers directly through texts and images. The donated objects participated in the church rites being inaccessible for women and, at the same time, the inscriptions accompanying them witnessed the status, self-identity, and political interests of the female grantors.
The article deals withe an important phenomenon of the developement of Russian Architecture in the 18th century: the survival of medieval features of the buildings in the remote regions throught the whole century till early 19th century. The author shows how different where the mechanisms of the formal architectural language which help the builders and sponsors to embody the memory of Middle Ages in their Baroque era constructions. Moreover, the author argues that sometimes towards the end of the century, when the medieval tradition was almost dead, the partons and their architects were intentionally archaizing their buildings, creating some kind on Post-Byzantine Revival. The authior argues, this medieval Revival was widespread and important phenomenon, deserving consequently future studies.