Renaissance Art and Music

: the space between

Video Pairing: Sir Walter Ralegh (anon) and What is Our Life? (Gibbons)

‘Sir Walter Ralegh; Walter Ralegh’ (c. 1554 — 29 October 1618) by Unknown Artist oil on canvas, 1602 78 1/2 in. x 50 1/8 in. (1994 mm x 1273 mm) … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Video Pairing: Stabat Mater and Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Hans Memling (c. 1440, Seligenstadt – d. 1494, Bruges) Scenes from the Passion of Christ, 1470-71 Oil on oak panel, 56,7 x 92,2 cm Galleria Sabauda, Turin Josquin des Prez … Continue reading

January 29, 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

Video Pairing: The Ambassadors and Thule, the Period of Cosmography

Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497 – 1543) The Ambassadors, 1533 207 cm × 209.5 cm (81 in × 82.5 in) Oil on Oak National Gallery, London. Thomas Weelkes (baptized 1576 … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 3 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

Hans Memling, Music Making Angels, 1480s, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp(en)

January 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment


The close interrelationship of the commissioning, production and functions of music and the visual arts in the Renaissance (c.1400 to 1600) has been increasingly recognised by scholars across multiple disciplines. … Continue reading

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