Sandra Hindman on ‘The Medieval World at our Fingertips’

A contribution by Sandra Hindman President and Founder, Les Enluminures & Professor Emerita, Department of Art History, Northwestern University The Medieval World at our Fingertips. Manuscript Illuminations from the Collection of Sandra Hindman Designed to accompany the special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago of a selection of about thirty illuminated manuscript leaves from…

Paul Needham on ‘Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible’

A contribution by Paul Needham Scheide Librarian, Princeton University Library Editio princeps is a history of the Gutenberg Bible that provides an account, both detailed and highly readable, of the fates and vicissitudes of all surviving copies, including those attested only by fragments from bookbindings. There is not a copy for which Dr. White’s researches…

‘Colossi that Move’ by Estelle Lingo

A contribution by Estelle Lingo Andrew W. Mellon Professor, 2016-18 Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Associate Professor of Early Modern European Art Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor University of Washington, Seattle Colossi that Move The majority of the sculptures of Francesco Mochi (1580-1654) are colossi, a…

Pamela Patton on the “Index of Medieval Art”at 100

A contribution by Pamela Patton Director of the Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University  The Index at 100 The 2016 retirement of Adelaide Bennett Hagens, a much-beloved manuscript scholar whose expertise enriched the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University for fifty years, coincided closely with the 100th anniversary of the archive’s 1917 founding as the…

Elizabeth Cropper on Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s ‘Felsina pittrice’

A contribution by Elizabeth Cropper Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Life of Marcantonio Raimondi and Critical Catalogue of Prints by or after Bolognese Masters Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice  (Bologna, 1678) is a challenging and rich text. From the very beginning our plan has been…

Official Launch of Vol. V.II in the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Series

Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard Part V.II The Life of Christ before the Passion The Ministry of Christ By Koen Bulckens A new volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard book series was launched in the Saint Carolus Borromeus church in Antwerp. It catalogues Rubens’s exploration and representation of the theme of the public life of Christ. The…

Stella Panayotova on Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula in Cambridge

A contribution by       Stella Panayotova Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS AND INCUNABULA IN CAMBRIDGE One of the world’s richest repositories for the study of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula, Cambridge owes its vast holdings to its collegiate nature. While only a few Colleges still…

Drawing and the Senses: an Early Modern History

A study of drawing and philosophy in artistic practice, important not only for art history but also for literature studies, intellectual history, religious history, history of the book,and history of science. Jusepe Ribera (1591-1652), Guercino (1591-1666), Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651), and Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) all created printed drawing lessons dedicated to…