A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela

On June 5th, fisherman Fernando Brey tripped over a moss covered stone in the Sar river in Galicia when he was struck by its unusual shape. Indeed, this was not an ordinary riverbed rock. He had literally stumbled upon a sculpture of the Virgin and Child, whose faces are now missing, with two worn angelsContinue reading “A suspected medieval sculpture of the Virgin discovered in a Galician river, near Santiago de Compostela”

Roundtable: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space (Lincoln, 20 March 2017)

On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space Roundtable, Monday 20th March, 6pm David Chiddick Building, DCB 1101 (n. 18 on this map: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/campusmap/) Introduction by Francisco Singul (Xunta de Galicia) Short presentations by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Dr Sarah Longair, Dr Robert Portass, Dr Michele Vescovi and Dr Jamie Wood Wine reception Exhibition: Hospitality on the RoadContinue reading “Roundtable: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space (Lincoln, 20 March 2017)”

Madrid: Master Mateo at the Prado

Master Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela Madrid, Museo del Prado, Villanueva Building The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen works that were removed in the past from their original location (the west façade and choir of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela) and are now housed inContinue reading “Madrid: Master Mateo at the Prado”

Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Annual Lecture, 2015 : Tessa Garton, 28 April 2015

Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) Annual Lecture 2015 Tuesday 28 April 2015 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art Tessa Garton (Professor Emerita, College of Charleston, South Carolina): Evidence Set in Stone? Twelfth-century Sculptors and Workshop Practices in Northern Palencia, Spain Open to all, free admission The northern regionContinue reading “Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland: Annual Lecture, 2015 : Tessa Garton, 28 April 2015”

Myths of Medieval Spain. Symposium, Courtauld Institute, 11 March

LAST MINUTE SPACES NOW AVAILABLE! Myths of Medieval Spain. Symposium, Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2-6.30, Weds 11 March 2015. Attendance is free, but spaces are limited so you must register – NOW OPEN! Four papers offer new ideas on a group of well-known sculptures and manuscripts from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Spain, exploring tensionsContinue reading “Myths of Medieval Spain. Symposium, Courtauld Institute, 11 March”