Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discussing the term mobility, and how it has changed the way we approach Renaissance works of art. Includes Holbein’s Ambassadors; Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and its circulation in print; a devotional diptych with a portrait of Joos van der Burch.
Dr Leah Clark discusses the global dimensions of a painting by the Renaissance court artist Andrea Mantegna. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.
Renate Dohmen and Kathleen Christian discussing the complexities of the term essentialism, exploring the ideas of art and culture it produced in the nineteenth century and what its legacies are today. Includes James Stephanoff, An Assemblage of Works of Art in Sculpture and in Painting, 1845; Johann Zoffany, Major William Palmer with his second wife, the Mughal princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh; Rembrandt, Man in Oriental Costume.
In this film, Dr Clare Taylor looks at a work made by a living artist who works in London, Yinka Shonibare. The subject, materials and sites she talks about all encourage viewers to think of their own individual, national and global identity in new ways. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.
Dr Renate Dohmen explores a nineteenth-century scrap album, the equivalent of today’s Facebook, created by a young British woman who travelled to British India.
Dr Renate Dohmen explores the historical contexts and technical marvel of an extraordinary and infamous musical automaton commissioned by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore in India. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.
Dr Warren Carter discusses a self-portrait by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in which she depicts herself straddling the border between Mexico and the United States. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.
Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discuss the term hybridity.
Leon Wainwright and Leah Clark discussing the complexities of the term globalisation for Art History in relation to Renaissance and contemporary art. Includes Chinese porcelain, De Bry prints, and works on canvas by Frank Bowling.
Dr Kim Woods discusses a fascinating brass sculpture from the historic African kingdom of Benin. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.