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Peter Dent awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

19 April 2013

Peter Dent awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

History of Art Lecturer Peter Dent has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for the academic year 2013-14. This is to work on a project entitled: 'Sculpture and Skin: Surface and Depth in Italian Gothic Sculpture'

Brief summary of the project: The sculptural representation of Christ’s bodily surface changes dramatically during the course of the fourteenth century in Italy from a heavily wounded skin to an unblemished classical skin. Identifying the causes of this shift entails rethinking the history of late medieval Italian sculpture and the boundary between Gothic and Renaissance art. The representation of skin also raises significant methodological questions concerning interpretative strategies in general and how these might be brought to bear upon the relationship between surface and depth in sculpture. This project will address these larger questions through a focused contextual study of a specific period.

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