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Colloquium: Visualising the Bible in the Nineteenth Century (6/13/2013)

Thursday, 13 June 2013
Location: SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge.
What is the artist's role - and responsibility - in visually interpreting the Bible? How did this change in nineteenth-century Britain, when the stability of scripture was increasingly uncertain? How do sacred texts in particular pose problems for the relationship between the verbal and the visual? This one day colloquium will consider how religious belief, form, function, medium, gender, and sexuality figured in representations of Biblical narrative, spanning textiles, painting, drawing and sculpture.  

  • Michaela Giebelhausen, Essex: That old problem of text and image: Pre-Raphaelite painting and the Bible
  • Colin Cruise, Aberystwyth: A branch of almond blossom: Simeon Solomon interpreting the Bible
  • Ayla Lepine, Yale/Courtauld: Da Gloriam Deo: Ecclesiastical Textiles and the Gothic Revival
  • Claire Jones, York : Sculpting the Bible in the 19th century: Fine Art and Ecclesiastical Contexts

Event Details:

Registration is from 9.30 to 10.00
The event concludes with a wine reception at 5.35pm
To register and for programme details, see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2460/programme/
The cost of the event is £10 as a contribution to lunch and beverages.

An event supported by the ERC funded Project Bible and Antiquity in the Nineteenth Century.

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