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Title :

England and the emergence of a new figure style on the continent during the 1340s

Author :
SCHMIDT, Gerhard ;
Conference :
Harlaxton Symposium (1996, Harlaxton); England and the continent in the Middle Ages : studies in memory of Andrew Martindale; Stamford; S. Tyas ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Puts forward an interpretation of the formal qualities of figure style in art of the 1340s which show a new awareness of the spatiality of a figure's environment. Argues that this introduced into northern art a more modern vision of people as individuals who act in their own right, a concept which was accompanied by a new emotionality. Traces the early history of this artistic phenomenon in England, and its appearance by 1330 in the work of some North French and Flemish painters, until it became the predominant artistic idiom of the 1340s and 1350s. The new idea of conceiving the figures first and giving them a limited amount of space is contrasted with Italian Trecento exempla which tend to organise the space first and people it later. Concludes that far from being a brief interlude in the history of Gothic art in northern Europe, the particular style of the 1340s and 1350s challenged aspects of the old medieval system of values. ;
Pagination/Size :
16 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5305A - 1800-1945 ; Architecture ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Corps humain ; England (GBR) ; Enluminure ; Espace ; Europe ; Forme ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Individualisme ; Sculpture ; Vitrail ; 1300-1400 ; 1330-1350 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; England (GBR) ; Europe ; Form ; Great Britain ; Human figure ; Iconography ; Individualism ; Manuscript illumination ; Sculpture ; Space ; Stained glass ; 1300-1400 ; 1330-1350 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24900213 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1900289431 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;