Chapter 9. Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art

  1. Conrad Rudolph
  1. Jill Caskey

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996997.ch9

A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe

A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe

How to Cite

Caskey, J. (2006) Whodunnit? Patronage, the Canon, and the Problematics of Agency in Romanesque and Gothic Art, in A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe (ed C. Rudolph), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996997.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405102865

Online ISBN: 9780470996997

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Keywords:

  • romanesque;
  • gothic art;
  • art patronage;
  • medieval art history;
  • formalism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shaping the Canon: Suger and St Denis

  • Agency and Patronage

  • Patron, Artist, and Agency

  • Hierarchies of Agency, Webs of Production

  • Gifts and Patronal Identity Politics

  • Representing Agency: Donor Imagery

  • Motivating Patronal Agency: Power and Family

  • Conclusions

  • Notes