Renaissance Art and Music

: the space between

Art History & Sound Series

Our friends Irene Noy & Michaela Zöschg of The Courtauld Institute are running a research forum series called Art History and Sound. Though not focusing only on early art and music, … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guest Blog Post: Ivan Moody

Images: Icons and paintings; music and rites Ivan Moody The idea of the “icon” is a difficult one to convey in the West, especially now that the word is so … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Guest Blog Post: Elisabeth Giselbrecht and Elizabeth Upper

Printing music and art together In 1520 the Augsburg humanist Conrad Peutinger described the Liber selectarum cantionum in the epilogue as “most pleasant and full of skill” but also as … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Counterfeit Renaissance – A tale of pleasure and delight?

What find I here? Fair Portia’s counterfeit! What demi-god Hath come so near creation? -Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice III.ii.1483 Counterfeit Renaissance – A tale of pleasure and delight? For many … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interdisciplinary Music: playing nice with the other kids

Musicologist Susan McClary addresses music and interdisciplinary study in her controversial and seminal book, Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal. She points out that most New Historicists depend principally … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

RA&M–a musicological perspective

My first real exposure to academic research of Renaissance art and music was an MMus course at Royal Holloway, taught by Stephen Rose. In it, we discussed the ways (as … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Renaissance Art and Music (RA&M) – what’s the score?

Seeing Hans Memling’s Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara, (1479) at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, completely changed my perception of Northern Renaissance art. Beside … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mouton Ave Maria Gemma Virginum

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