Redressing the neglect of World War I memorials in art history scholarship and memory studies, Sculpting Doughboys considers the hundreds of sculptures of American soldiers that dominated the nation’s sculptural commemorative landscape after World War I. To better understand these ‘doughboys’, the name given to both members of the American…[Read more]
The European Commission on Looted Art, known officially as the Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945, has accepted the results of my findings on the provenance of the works purchased by the American UPI journalist Robert Beattie from the notorious “art dealer to the Nazis” Bernhard Böhmer in 1940. The collection of…[Read more]
On fourteenth-century carved ivories depicting the crucifixion with Jews at the foot of the cross; on iconography and Jewish-Christian relations
On sculptures of Synagoga and Ecclesia on the south portal of Strasbourg Cathedral in relation to Jewish-Christian encounters in the thirteenth century
On monumental sculptures of Synagoga and Ecclesia in the thirteenth century, in France and Germany, in relation to Christian-Jewish encounters
Paired female personifications of Church and Synagogue had become an established subject for medieval art from as early as the ninth century. But in the thirteenth century the theme gained particular popularity, given pride of place in decorative programs adorning the most ambitious cathedral building projects of northern Europe. While the figures…[Read more]
On illuminated World Chronicles and heresy in the city of Regensburg in the late Middle Ages.
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