Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gothic Ivories Project- The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art recently reported that their Gothic Ivories Project founded in 2008 is thriving with over 2,800 objects from a variety of sources now searchable online. Thanks to funding from charitable arts foundations, new research is being done into the field which will advantage those interested in the study of  European, medieval and neo-Gothic art.

The online collection of Gothic ivory sculptures has more than tripled in size since the website was launched in 2010 and is expected to expand yet further. Each object has been meticulously catalogued to provide a description, size dimensions and information about its provenance making it possible to learn more about the tradition of the art-form whilst browsing for inspiration. Add your images to an online folder and compare the results across cultures and time periods.