Other news: Issue 5, May 2010


Bibliography Medieval Memoria Research for the Low Countries - updated



In the previous issue of MMR (page 11) we announced the publication of the special memoria bibliography, compiled by Viera Bonenkampová and Kim Ragetli. We are pleased to announce that this bibliography has recently been updated and expanded.

The bibliography can be downloaded from the MeMO-project website.
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New Ph.D. researcher working on memoria: Jitske Jasperse



University University of Amsterdam, History of Medieval Art
Title research 'Henry the Lion and Mathilda of England. Patronage, Power and Memory'
Promotor Prof Claudine Chavannes-Mazel
Co-promotor Dr Wendelien van Welie-Vink
Year of promotion 2012


Summary
Since Georg Swarzenski's groundbreaking article 'Aus dem Kunstkreis Heinrichs des Löwen' (1932), the so-called Guelph Treasury (or Welfenschatz) and the patronage of Duke Henry the Lion (d. 1195) have been extensively researched and written about. However, no art historian has thus far critically analyzed Henry's commissions. Also no attempt has been made to study Henry's patronage as a (coherent) whole. In my opinion this kind of research is necessary to gain insight into the general and specific elements of Henry and his wife Mathilda's patronage (consisting of both commissions and donations). My research will therefore focus on these noble patrons and the art historical objects (which I realize is an anachronistic term) they commissioned and donated, and it will place these objects within their historical frameworks. As pointed out by Percy Ernst Schramm and many others after him, patronage is often politically motivated. This however does not mean that patrons couldn't also have devotional reasons for commissioning and donating. Politics and devotion go hand in hand. It is evident that medieval works of art were always produced and donated with specific intentions. Commissioned works and donations were means of communication; the patron wanted to address a particular 'audience' (fellow noblemen, enemies, canons, the Virgin Mary, God etc.). My research also tries to emphasize the relation between Henry and Mathilde and their audience.
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