Presenter Information

Julie Carmen

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Fiber Art, Medieval Screen, Musical Instruments

Abstract

The purpose is to design a medieval screen to answer the question: "Will people be inspired to study history and fiber art when presented with colorful embroidered patches displayed on a screen?" The screen project is a work in progress I am creating to display images from a thirteenth century manuscript in a different art medium to induce inspiration and curiosity about this period of time. The poster will describe the work in progress, the different materials used to create a medieval screen, and how the screen has developed over fifteen years. It will discuss the importance of the codices, represented musical instruments, and weaving and embroidery stitch used in that time. It will also discuss the significance of these rare books to the humanities and the educational and esthetic purposes for these embroidered patches. The images are from painted pictures from specific manuscripts, and are interesting to many just as they are. However, displaying these images in bright new colors with the texture of fiber offers a new experience to viewers. In addition, the social implication of these images is powerful as it depicts three different religious cultures, Christian, Judaism, and Muslim, in the courts of Portugal playing music together.

Poster Number

44

Faculty Mentor(s)

Julie Carmen

Department/Program

Library

Additional Mentoring Department

Library

 
May 21st, 2:30 PM May 21st, 5:00 PM

The Medieval Screen: A Work in Progress

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

The purpose is to design a medieval screen to answer the question: "Will people be inspired to study history and fiber art when presented with colorful embroidered patches displayed on a screen?" The screen project is a work in progress I am creating to display images from a thirteenth century manuscript in a different art medium to induce inspiration and curiosity about this period of time. The poster will describe the work in progress, the different materials used to create a medieval screen, and how the screen has developed over fifteen years. It will discuss the importance of the codices, represented musical instruments, and weaving and embroidery stitch used in that time. It will also discuss the significance of these rare books to the humanities and the educational and esthetic purposes for these embroidered patches. The images are from painted pictures from specific manuscripts, and are interesting to many just as they are. However, displaying these images in bright new colors with the texture of fiber offers a new experience to viewers. In addition, the social implication of these images is powerful as it depicts three different religious cultures, Christian, Judaism, and Muslim, in the courts of Portugal playing music together.