Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture 600-1500, British Museum, London. In front of the surviving paintings, Tim Ayers and Jane Spooner present the documentary evidence, their technique and subject matter, and the virtual reconstruction of them.
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Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture 600-1500, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / The British Museum, London.
Invention and Imagination in British Art and Architecture, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / The British Museum, London.
Centre d'Etudes Supérieurs de la Renaissance, Tours, France. Presented by Drs John Cooper and James Jago, this session explores the questions posed by attempting to research and virtually reconstruct the medieval St Stephen's Chapel and pre-1834 House of Commons chamber.
The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London & Palace of Westminster. For our second Study Day, project members and associate researchers meet at the Society of Antiquaries for an introductory talk by Rosemary Hill on antiquarians. This is followed by close examination of John Carter's original drawings of St Stephen's, Richard Smirke's copy of the murals and comparable engraved sources. At the Undercroft Chapel, Elizabeth Woolley of the Courtauld Institute of Art presents her findings on the nineteenth century east wall murals and decorative paintwork scheme, followed by an inspection of E.W. Tristram's twentieth-century reconstructions of lost murals from St Stephen's.
Profitable and Spedful to Use: Medieval and Early Modern Prayer, University of Cardiff. Elizabeth Biggs examines St Stephen's as a place of prayer and liturgy both before and after the foundation of the College in 1348. Particular attention is paid to how the space of the Chapel governed the available liturgy, and the ways in which Edward III shaped the College's prayers to his own self-presentation.
Beguiling Structures: Architecture in European Painting, 1300-1550, The National Gallery, London, in association with the Department of History of Art, University of York. James Hillson presents an overview of antiquarian sketches which record the medieval murals on the east wall of St Stephen's Chapel. The depiction of royal figures in perspective niches and their relationship to the actual architecture of the building are discussed with reference to patronal and aesthetic decisions. Why such visual forms were selected is also considered.
The British Museum, London, UK. Project members and invited scholars re-examine the surviving painted fragments of St Stephen’s Chapel in the British Museum, hosted by Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman. Presentations by James Hillson, Tim Ayers and Maureen Jurkowski, and Jane Spooner. The meeting led to new chemical analysis of the paintings.