English and creative writing professor Carol Davison has produced three of the four books on the shortlist for the International Gothic
Associations Allan Lloyd Smith Prize for edited collections.
They show in no uncertain terms that he was one of the most successful international artists in late medieval Europe: a central force in the vast artistic output of the Burgundian court at Dijon; and, as uncle to the famous miniaturists the Limbourg brothers, he was both literally and figuratively one of the key links in the genealogy of International Gothic
. He is also a significant figure for the Rijksmuseum in being the first known painter to have come out of the Netherlands --'Chapter one of Dutch art history,' as curator Pieter Roelofs puts it to me.
Sargeson is a salient figure here, because his work sits near the heart of 'New Zealand literature', but also tends to return to international Gothic
The only point of critique, which must be addressed in this context, is the relative brevity of the chapters (and, in effect, the whole volume), which undoubtedly owes to its origin as keynotes and conference papers presented at the International Gothic
Association's biennial conference at the University of Surrey in 2013.
The first Liverpool International Gothic
Festival takes place during the week from November 18-24.
What Thornton was pioneering in his glass was the European style - new to England - known as International Gothic
. The men from York were buying cutting edge art, and, of course, good glass can't be made without a cutting edge.
This exhibition, with its focus on the aesthetic 'language', cues viewers with fine exemplary pieces from antiquity while noting continuities with the International Gothic
Still more interesting than its connectedness to the national and international Gothic
tradition is the diarist's reaction to the ghost story he has just written down:
He is best known for a series of murals in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi depicting festive, vibrant processions with wonderful attention to detail and a pronounced international Gothic
He is joint president of the International Gothic
Association and he designed the University of Glamorgan's MA in Gothic Studies.
He painted in the international gothic
style which was more fluid and linear than the style in Florence," he added.
Pugin's profound influence in colonial Australia has been exhaustively documented in Brian Andrew's Australian Gothic; (8) suffice to say that along with St Mary's, St Patrick's marked the apotheosis of Australia's participation in the larger international Gothic
revival movement, and we cannot discuss the Mediaeval Court without considering it and Melbourne's other ecclesiastical buildings.