Presentation of the project Magistri Cataloniae

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Magistri Cataloniae will participate in the study sessions organized by the Université de Perpignan "Pierres, techniques et méthodes: un dialogue pluridisciplinaire et transfrontalier" with the paper:

Index Magistri Cataloniae. L’anonymat et la signature des artistes dans la Catalogne et le bassin méditerranéen (s. XI-XV).

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Medieval Europe in Motion

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Magistri Cataloniae. Artistes, patrons i públic. Catalunya i el Mediterrani (s. XI-XV) embraces the initiative of the International Colloquium Medieval Europe in Motion (Lisbon, 18 to 20 April 2013) as one of the research projects that have been invited.

Manuel Castiñeiras will participate with the paper "Encuadrando el arte 1200 desde el Mediterráneo: viaje de artistas y circulación de modelos”.

Colloquium's Program.

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Lecture of Manuel Castiñeiras in Lausanne

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Manuel Castiñeiras, will participate in the colloquium Art et réforme grégorienne in France et in Espagne (15 October, 17:00 to 17:30) organized by Barbara Franze in the Université of Laussane, (section histoire of l'art) with the paper:

"Le Tapis de la Création de Gérone et les peintures de Sant Pere del Burgal: deux programmes de l'art de la réforme grégorienne en Catalogne?"

Colloquium program.

Lecture of Manuel Castiñeiras in Philadelphia

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The Prof. Manuel Castiñeiras has been invited by the History of Art Department of the University of Pennsylvania, as Visiting Professor, from 23 October to 8 November, to give a series of lessons inside the doctoral seminars " Spanish Medieval Art " of the Prof. Robert Maxwell.

In addition, he will participate in the Fourth Annual Anne d'Harnoncourt Symposium - The Art of Sculpture 1100-1550: Sculptural Reception, from 2 November to 3 November, which take place in the University of Pennsylvannia and the Museum of Philadelphia, with the paper: Opus artificum universa haec (Jer 10, 9): Romanesque Portal as liturgical perfomance”.

Symposium's program.



Lecture of Manuel Castiñeiras in Tokyo

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TokyoThe Prof. Manuel Castiñeiras, has enjoyed a research stay (from 1 September to 15 September 2012) in Japan, invited by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, to give a cycle of conferences on Spanish Medieval Art in universities and museums of Japan. The last act was celebrated in Tokyo, in the National Museum of Western Art. The results of our research project has been submitted, with the title:

"Pintar hace mil años: recursos técnicos y programas iconográficos de los artistas del Románico catalán”

Seminar of Marco Rossi in UAB and MNAC

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Marco Rossi, professor of history of medieval art of the Università Cattolica di Milano and researcher of the project Magistri Cataloniae, will visit Barcelona next October to give the following lectures:

Conference "Alle origini della pittura romanica europea: gli affreschi di Galliano"

Date and place: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Sales del absis d'Àneu i Sant Pere del Burgal).

Hour: 19:00.

Seminar "Problemi di committenza nella pittura lombarda fra VIII e XII secolo"

As part of the Master’s desgree of Anàlisi i Gestió del Patrimoni Artístic of the UAB.

Date and place: Wednesday, 3 October 2012 at Sala de Graus (B7/052) of the Faculty of Phylosophy and Arts, UAB.

Hour: 16:00 to 19:00.

Research of the Romanesque Pictorial Techniques

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Examinant un dels frontalsExamining an altar frontalOne of the main goals of the project “Artistas, patronos y público. Cataluña y el Mediterraneo (s. XI-XV) - MAGISTRI CATALONIAE” (MICINN HAR2011-23015) is to study the medieval artists’ techniques by methods of scientific analysis applied to the artwork.

The interdisciplinary of the work provided by the different specialists (restorers, art historians, chemicals) makes possible a comprehensive and rigorous research of the Romanesque Catalan painting network (mural painting and panel painting). The sum  and the association of the study of the materials and the execution technologies, also the historical artistic documentation of the work, and as well the comparison with other contemporary examples, will help us to answer some of the questions that this project has the aim to resolve: the origin, the formation and trajectory of the Romanesque painter.

Through a transversal collaboration between the UAB, the MEV and the CRBMC -the last two as EPOS of the project- three panels of the Museu Episcopal of Vic (altar frontals from Lluçà, Espinelves and Puigbò) have been analysed at the Centre de Conservació i Restauració de Catalunya. The results of the study of the material components will be confronted, in comparative terms, with the results of the scientific tests of two mural paintings that present stylistic affinities with two panels from de MEV (Lluçà, Espinelves). These two mural painting sets are those from Sant Martí de Puig-Reig and from the chapel of Sant Thomas Becket’s of Santa Maria de Terrassa. This first step of the research should determine the connection between the different pictorial Romanesque technologies and evaluate, for certain examples, the existence of a unique profile or a shared learning of the medieval painter.

Examen-dun-frontal-amb-llum-ultravioladaTesting an altar frontal with ultraviolet light