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Bild, Ding, Material: Nimben und Goldgründe italienischer Tafelmalerei in transkultureller Perspektive

Vera-Simone Schulz


With a special focus on processes of artistic transfer between the Apennine peninsula and other regions in the Mediterranean and beyond, this paper sheds new light on haloes and gold grounds in thirteenthto fifteenth-century Italian painting. By means of case studies, it analyzes both (1) the role of haloes and gold grounds within the specific logic of the images, and (2) the impact of imported artifacts (their techniques, decoration, and materiality) on Italian panel painting as well as the complex interplays between imports and local production. Elucidating the intersections, frictions, and fields of tension between visual and material culture, this paper contributes to discussions on transmedial and transmaterial dynamics, transcultural art history, and the multireferentiality of gold.

  1. Abbildungsnachweis: 1, 2 Mailand, Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco. – 3 Mailand, Museo Poldi Pezzoli. – 4 Pavia, Museo Malaspina. – 5 London, Victoria & Albert Museum. – 6 Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts. – 7, 8, 13 New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. – 9, 16 Kopenhagen, The David Collection. – 10 Paris, Galerie G. Sarti. – 11, 12 Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France. – 14, 20 Florenz, Galleria degli Uffizi. – 15 Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Weltliche Schatzkammer. – 17, 18 London, British Museum. – 19 Rom, Pinacoteca Vaticana. – 21 Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum. – 22 Florenz, Museo Nazionale di San Marco.

Published Online: 2016-12-30

© 2016 Vera-Simone Schulz, published by De Gruyter