|Boundless Configurations: Analysing Fashions, Styles and Taste in Late Medieval Northern European Jewellery|
David Humphrey (Royal College of Art, London)
5 décembre 2008
(Journée "Défis pour l’approche métrique", session "Tenter une histoire des goûts par la mesure")
Our knowledge and understanding of fashions, styles and taste in jewellery in late Medieval Northern Europe is far from complete. To further knowledge and understanding, scholars are reliant on the analysis of those pieces remaining together with the analysis of paintings, sculpted works and text-based inventories. Both individually and collectively, these areas of focus represent databases – albeit ones created in artistic contexts in the cases of paintings, illuminations and sculpted works. This paper examines how artists works and inventories viewed as databases when combined with scholarship into medieval mental attitudes, gestures and the complexities of political and dynastic life reveal undercurrents and trends in fashions, styles and tastes in jewellery at the courts of late Medieval Northern Europe.
|David Humphrey (Royal College of Art, London)|
David Humphrey est membre du Department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery au Royal College of Art à Londres.