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'Italian Art, Mongol Asia and Cangrande's Silk Suit', by Prof. Anne Dunlop

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A Public Lecture at the Art Gallery of Western Australia by Professor Anne Dunlop (The University of Melbourne), sponsored by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 11001800, the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the UWA School of Design.

When the tomb of the medieval ruler of Verona, Cangrande della Scala (ob. 1329), was opened in 1921, it was discovered that he had been buried in a hastily assembled outfit made from local and imported silks. Parts of his hat, cape, gown and hose survived, along with fragments of other textiles. The major fabrics were from Central Asia, and they testify to the international trade in textiles in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The movement of such silks was only one outcome of the rise of the Mongol Empire. This paper will use Cangrande’s textiles as a starting point to discuss larger issues of contact, exchange and emotion in the Mongol age.

Anne Dunlop holds the Herald Chair of Fine Art at The University of Melbourne. Her work focuses on medieval and early modern Europe, with a particular interest in the materials of art and in links between Italy and Asia in the Mongol period. She is author or editor of five books and catalogues. Her most recent is the edited volume Antipodean Early Modern: European Art in Australian Collections, c.1200‒1600, forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press.


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