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Baert, Barbara

Works: 207 works in 422 publications in 4 languages and 5,741 library holdings
Genres: Art  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, zxx, Creator, Redactor, Opponent, wst
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Most widely held works by Barbara Baert
A heritage of holy wood : the legend of the true Cross in text and image by Barbara Baert( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disembodied heads in medieval and early modern culture by Anita Traninger( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do heads excite a desire to chop them off; a desire to decapitate and take a human life, as anthropologists have suggested? The contributors to this book are fascinated by "disembodied heads", which are pursued in their many medieval and early modern disguises and representations, including the metaphorical. They challenge the question why in medieval and early modern cultures the head was usually considered the most important part of the body, a primacy only contested by the heart for religious reasons. Carefully mapping beliefs, mythologies and traditions concerning the head, the result is an attempt to establish a "cultural anatomy" of the head, which is relevant for cultural historians, art historians and students of the philosophy, art and sciences of the premodern period
New perspectives in iconology : visual studies and anthropology by Barbara Baert( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the authors investigate how iconology as a field and method, which originated within art history, relates to recent developments in the Humanities such as Anthropology and Visual Studies. The main questions are: How has iconology evolved in the past decennia, could it incorporate Anthropology and Visual Studies towards a new science of images? How have new disciplines profited from iconology and how can they in turn inspire and/or reinvent iconology? These questions are addressed within a wide historical andgeographical scope, as we regard the tracing of pictorial meaning throughout time and space an essential characteristic of iconology
Weaving, veiling, and dressing : textiles and their metaphors in the late Middle Ages by K. M Rudy (ed.)( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textiles were omnipresent in the medieval church, but have not survived well. To uncover their uses, presence, and meanings in the Middle Ages is to reconsider the period spun, draped, clothed, shrouded, and dressed. Textiles in particular were essential to the performance of devotion and of the liturgy. Brightly dyed cloth was a highly visible maker of meaning. While some aspects of culture have been studied, namely the important tapestry industry, as well as some of the repercussions and activities of cloth guilds, other areas of textile studies in the period are yet to be studied. This book brings an interdisciplinary approach to new material, drawing on art history, anthropology, medieval text history, theology, and gender and performance studies. It makes a compelling miscellany exploring the nature of Christianity in the largely uninvestigated field of text and textile interplay
Fluid flesh : the body, religion and the visual arts by Barbara Baert( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interspaces between word, gaze and touch : the Bible and the visual medium in the Middle Ages : collected essays on 'Noli me tangere', the woman with the Haemorrhage, the head of John the Baptist by Barbara Baert( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The basic focus which this book is concerned with, a strong new pact has been forged between Theology and Art History. Carefully calibrated methodologies have been developed to unite the world of the word and the world of the visual medium as a truly interdisciplinary research object. Historical-critical exegesis, church history, iconology and cultural anthropology together provide foundational support for knowledge of broader visual themes, and the functions of works of art. In their interplay they become the gateway to the "Interspaces of word, gaze and touch"--Back cover
Noli me tangere : Mary Magdalene, one person, many images : exhibition, Maurits Sabbe Library, 23 February - 30 April 2006, Faculty of Theology, K.U. Leuven by Barbara Baert( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman with the blood flow (Mark 5:24-34) : narrative, iconic, and anthropological spaces by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication starts from a particular passage in the New Testament that tells the story of a 'woman with an issue of blood.' The gospel relates how the so-called Haemorrhoissa is healed the very moment she touches Christ's garment. This publication forms the first - and so far the only – interdisciplinary study of this particular biblical motif from an exegetical, art-historical and anthropological point of view. Contributing scholars interpret the impact of this biblical miracle on Christian texts, material culture and healing archetypes in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity. The story and its Nachleben in literary commentaries and various iconographies unveil a particular energy in Christendom related to ideas about the female body, the role of textile, and the magical impact of touch. The Woman with the Blood Flow (Mark 5:24-34). Narrative, Iconic, and Anthropological Spaces contributes to all research in the humanities concerned with gender, the sensorium, Judeo-Christian attitudes towards blood and taboo, and early Christian material culture in the East and West. Its trajectory ultimately reveals the crucial mystery at the heart of image-making as such."--
A golden age of European art : celebrating fifty years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, this commemorative book presents masterpieces from the foundation’s collection. The works span more than 400 years, from the 16th through the early 20th century, and feature a range of media including paintings, prints, and printed books. After a comprehensive introduction to the foundation and its collection, essays by eight scholars present new scholarship on key works. The featured objects include an image of the Madonna and Child by the Florentine painter Giuliano Bugiardini; Richard Wilson's iconic 18th-century composition The White Monk; printed materials in Venice that bridged Jewish and Christian cultures; and portraits by Paolo Veronese, Simon Vouet, and others. With more than 200 illustrations, this beautiful publication is a rich survey as well as a timely celebration of this exceptional collection
In search of Utopia : art and science in the era of Thomas More by Jan Van der Stock( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2016 marks exactly 500 years since the English humanist and statesman Thomas More published in the city Leuven his world-famous book Utopia. Leuven is celebrating this milestone with a major city festival featuring exhibitions, street art, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, lectures and city walks. The cornerstone is the international, art historical exhibition 'In Search of Utopia' at M - Museum Leuven. The festival will officially start on Monday, 26 September 2016 after a festive opening weekend on 24 and 25 September and will end on 17 January 2017. In the book 'In Search of Utopia' the reader is introduced to the world of More and his friends, with the ideals and dreams of the times. The desire of far-away horizons and the cobweb of new sciences that patiently layed upon the reality. Magnificent works of the 15th- and 16th Century artists: Quinten Metsijs, Hans Holbein, Jan Gossaert en Albrecht Dürer are being brought together in this exciting and intriguing story. It shows in an unexceeded way the imagination of an ideal world
Caput Johannis in disco : essay on a man's head by Barbara Baert( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Middle Ages, the head of St John the Baptist was widely venerated. According to the biblical text, John was beheaded at the order of Herod's stepdaughter, who is traditionally given the name Salome. His head was later found in Jerusalem. Legends concerning the discovery of this relic form the basis of an iconographic type in which the head of St John the Baptist is represented as an "object." The phenomenon of the Johannesschüssel is the subject of this essay. Little is known about how exactly these objects functioned. How are we to understand this fascination with horror, death and decapitation? What phantasms does the artifact channel? The present study offers the unique key to the Johannesschüssel as artifact, phenomenon, phantasm and medium
Late medieval enclosed gardens of the Low Countries : contributions to gender and artistic expression by Barbara Baert( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Late Middle Ages a unique type of 'mixed media' recycled and remnant art arose in houses of religious women in the Low Countries: Enclosed Gardens. These are retables, sometimes with painted side panels, the central section filled not only with narrative sculpture, but also with all sorts of trinkets and hand-worked textiles. Adornments include relics, wax medallions, gemstones set in silver, pilgrimage souvenirs, parchment banderoles, flowers made from textiles with silk thread, semi-precious stones, pearls and quilling (a decorative technique using rolled paper). The ensemble is an impressive and one-of-a-kind display and presents as an intoxicating garden. In this essay the exceptional heritage of such Enclosed Gardens is interpreted from a range of approaches. The Enclosed Garden is studied as a symbol of paradise and mystical union, as the sanctuary of interiority, as the sublimation of the sensorium (in particular the sense of smell), as a typical gendered product, and as a centre of psycho-energetic creative processes.--Back cover
Noli me tangere in interdisciplinary perspective : textual, iconographic and contemporary interpretations by Noli Me Tangere : New interdisciplinary perspectives (Conference)( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noli me tangere' in Interdisciplinary Perspective: Textual, Iconographic and Contemporary Interpretations' is a collection of 23 essays by an international group of contributors on one of the Bible's most influential iconic expressions. The prohibition expressed by the risen Jesus in John 20,17 has influenced Western culture in its Latin rendering as Noli me tangere. As such it became well-known in the visual arts and in literature. The Noli me tangere influenced philosophy and theology, theoretical discussion and practical action. This book's interdisciplinary character is reflected in the fact that it is subdivided into three parts which are of more or less equal length (see I. The Biblical Text and Its Textual Interpretation; II. The Biblical Text and Its Iconographic Interpretation; and III. The Biblical Text and Its Contemporary Interpretation). In its inter- and intra-disciplinary breadth this book could be seen as a window, a mirror and an icon. As a window, it opens up a perspective on the rich cultural and academic Wirkungsgeschichte the words of the Johannine Jesus in John 20:17, in particular in their Latin translation as Noli me tangere, have had. 0In this way it also documents a phase in the study of the subject. As a mirror, this book challenges the academic disciplines and in particular the scholars themselves by confronting them with their own social and historical location and the way this influences their own research. As an icon, this collection points beyond itself and reminds us that scholarship is not an island, but that in ever so implicit and indirect ways it is part of the human dream for a better world. This book is a witness to the ongoing ways in which the 'Noli me tangere' in its Johannine context and beyond continues to create new meaning
Locus amoenus and the sleeping nymph : ekphrasis, silence and genius loci by Barbara Baert( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his late 15th century chronicle (ca 1477-1484), Michael Fabricius Ferrarinus (died between 1488-1493), prior of the Carmelite cloister in Reggio Emilia, introduced the rumour that an ancient fountain had been found super ripam Danuvii (on the banks of the Danube) with the sculpted figure of a sleeping nymph. According to Ferrarinus, the fountain bore a peculiar epigram: HVIVS NYMPHA LOCI, SACRI CVSTODIA FONTIS, DORMIO, DVM BLANDAE SENTIO MVRMVR AQVAE. PARCE MEVM, QVISQVIS TANGIS CAVA MARMORA, SOMNVM RVMPERE. SIVE BIBAS SIVE LAVERE TACE. Many scholars have discussed the impact of the rumour as creating a prototype for Renaissance sculptures of the sleeping nymph in Rome and for the development of the well-known genre of the sleeping Venus in painting. Building upon the previous studies, this essay contextualizes the phenomenon of the sleeping nymph and its textual and artistic Nachleben from the point of view of the locus amoenus as silence. This study combines iconological, aesthetical-philosophical and anthropological approaches, and contributes to a better understanding of sleep, voyeurism, water and silence within the context of the nymph's particular genius loci."--back cover
Decapitation and sacrifice : Saint John's head in interdisciplinary perspectives : text, object, medium( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is the result of an interdisciplinary project on the phenomenon of the decapitated head of Saint John the Baptist in its exegetical context, in the material culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and finally in more recent approaches regarding medium studies. Several specialists and scholars from these fields were invited to share their most recent conclusions, thus contributing to our understanding of one of the most peculiar events, artifacts and phenomena in West: the rise and fall of a male head as subject of martyrdom, devotion and artistic expression. What emerges from these collected essays is a nuanced understanding of the beheading and presentation of Saint John
Nymph : motif, phantom, affect : a contribution to the study of Aby Warburg (1866-1929) by Barbara Baert( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The presence and the meaning of the nymph in late medieval and early modern art goes beyond the fashionable adoption of an antique motif. It was Aby Warburg ... who developed a passionate interest in the divine girl ... who wandered near bucolic springs and grottoes ... It is not the nymph's iconographic Nachleben that interests me here, but rather her pictorial identity in early humanism. This aspect opens up a discourse on movement and the wind in the visual medium, on pictorial 'disruptors', on the impact of the nymph on the viewer, and on (self- )reflection in the fine arts, particularly painting."--Page [3]
Pneuma and the visual medium in the Middle Ages and early modernity : essays on wind, ruach, incarnation, odour, stains, movement, Kairos, web and silence by Barbara Baert( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The focus of these essays is the impact of wind, pneuma, and movement in medieval and early modern iconography on art historical hermeneutics. What can wind, pneuma, and movement tell us about the visual medium as such? Wind joins, flows, links, changes direction - in short, the wind is capricious. In its capriciousness wind embodies a particular hermeneutics of association, of freedom and the unexpected. Is an iconography of this caprice possible? How does one capture in pictorial form a natural phenomenon that envelops and penetrates us, even escapes from our own bodies? The dynamics of wind are after all only indirectly visible: swaying trees, waving grass, fluttering textile. How has wind impregnated the theory of the image? Is it a question of visual pneuma? And is wind in the arts a question of content, or rather a matter of formal affect?" -- from publisher
To touch or not to touch? : interdisciplinary perspectives on the Noli me tangere( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting Salome's dance in medieval and early modern iconology by Barbara Baert( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark 6:14-29 and Matthew 14:1-12 recount the death of John the Baptist. Herod had him imprisoned for denouncing as incestuous his marriage to Herodias, the former wife of his brother. During a banquet, Herodias' daughter dances before Herod, who is so enchanted that he promises her a favor. At her mother's behest, she asks for the head of John the Baptist. The king honors her request and has the head delivered to her on a plate (in disco), which she gives to her mother. When the disciples of John discover about his death, they bury his headless body. In this essay the author revisits the iconographic motif of the dancing girl from an interdisciplinary perspective involving exegesis, gender, anthropology, ritual performance, psycho-energetics, Pathosformeln and paragone
Het "Boec van den Houte" by Barbara Baert( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A heritage of holy wood : the legend of the true Cross in text and image
Weaving, veiling, and dressing : textiles and their metaphors in the late Middle AgesFluid flesh : the body, religion and the visual artsNoli me tangere : Mary Magdalene, one person, many images : exhibition, Maurits Sabbe Library, 23 February - 30 April 2006, Faculty of Theology, K.U. Leuven
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Baert, B.

Baert, Barbara

Barbara Baert hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis uit België

English (133)

Dutch (14)

French (2)

Belarusian (1)