Event Title

The 'Art' of Majesty: Displaying the Stuart Monarchy, 1603-1714

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Video "Poster" Presentation (1 hour)

Description

After the much beloved, but single and childless, Elizabeth Tudor, the Stuarts of Scotland were next in line for the throne of England. They came to power in a century of political change for the Monarchy. The 'Art' of Majesty looks at how the Stuarts attempted to display itself to the world. Serving a more political rather than artistic purpose, these portraits hide more than they reveal. At a time when the Monarchy needed to project idealized images of majesty, it is these hidden stories which are often the most valuable. The video "poster" will feature a virtual exhibit which will allow users to browse through a gallery, as well as a digitized version (iBook) of the thesis paper to present ways in which to utilize new media for both academic and popular audiences.

Start Date

26-4-2014 12:00 AM

Comments

Link is to the thesis that this presentation is based upon.

 
Apr 26th, 12:00 AM

The 'Art' of Majesty: Displaying the Stuart Monarchy, 1603-1714

Edwards Hall Lobby

After the much beloved, but single and childless, Elizabeth Tudor, the Stuarts of Scotland were next in line for the throne of England. They came to power in a century of political change for the Monarchy. The 'Art' of Majesty looks at how the Stuarts attempted to display itself to the world. Serving a more political rather than artistic purpose, these portraits hide more than they reveal. At a time when the Monarchy needed to project idealized images of majesty, it is these hidden stories which are often the most valuable. The video "poster" will feature a virtual exhibit which will allow users to browse through a gallery, as well as a digitized version (iBook) of the thesis paper to present ways in which to utilize new media for both academic and popular audiences.