CODARTfocus Utrecht 28 January 2013
Surviving the Iconoclasm: Medieval Sculpture
Go to the CODART eZine for a report of this event that took place on Monday 28 January 2013.
On Monday, 28 January 2013 CODART and the Contact Group Early Netherlandish Art (Contactgroep Vroege Nederlandse Kunst) will organize a special gathering to mark the exhibition Surviving the Iconoclasm: Medieval Sculpture at the Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. There will be ample opportunity to see the exhibition and to hear the experts present their views and discuss the objects with the participants.
The museum will be open that day only to the participants of this focus meeting. All lectures will be in English.
About the exhibition
Museum Catharijneconvent is presenting a major exhibition of medieval Utrecht sculpture from before the Iconoclasm, the period when mobs destroyed many images in the city’s Catholic churches. Never before has there been a display of so many sculptures that escaped the waves of destruction unleashed between 1566 and 1580. The selection comprises more than 90 superb wooden, stone and pipeclay statues. They were all made in Utrecht, which was the economic, religious, political and cultural centre of the Northern Netherlands during the Middle Ages. Surviving the Iconoclasm will be a rare opportunity to admire the riches and beauty of medieval Utrecht sculpture, and is on view from 16 November 2012 to 24 February 2013. Read more