• Refinement and/or Reduction? Gothic Art, Architecture and Culture, c. 1250 to 1350


    International conference, Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Archäologien Europas der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 23.–25.05.2024:

    The international conference aims at an interdisciplinary reassessment of Gothic art and architecture between c. 1250 and 1350 in a broad European perspective. With an increased diversity of patrons and new technical facilities, the design options for artists and architects alike extended to a virtuoso refinement across media, on the one hand. On the other hand, new modes of reduction emerge, probably originating in economic, technical or programmatic tendencies of the time. The conference elucidates and discusses the cultural background of this paradoxical situation. Additionally, the conference intends to honour Paul Frankl (1878–1962), professor of the History of Art at the University of Halle 1921–1934. Forced into American exile, he became one of the leading scholars of the Gothic, based at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton from 1940 onwards.

    Konzeption und Leitung: Prof. Dr Ute Engel, Prof. Dr Christian Freigang (FU Berlin)

    INMEDIAK e.V. hat mit Unterstützung der Saalesparkasse die mediale Werbung und die Durchführung der Tagung finanziert.

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