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De la main à l’esprit : étude sur les techniques et les styles des peintures murales dans l’ancien diocèse de Tours (XIe -XVe siècles)

Abstract : This work traces the history of mural painting practices in nineteen religious buildings in Touraine decorated between the 11th and 15th centuries. The sites studied include major buildings such as the church and crypt of Tavant, the collegiate church of Chinon, Tours’ cathedral and the chapel of Liget, as well as lesser-known buildings such as the parish churches of Rochecorbon, Cormery and Sorigny. Placed in their architectural context, the paintings are studied through two closely related aspects: technique and style. Treated over a long period of time, the subject allows us to understand the continuities and ruptures in the pictorial practices and operating methods. The stages of the creative process are apprehended with the help of stratigraphic drawings of the paintings. They make it possible to determine the tools used, the progress and organisation of the work site and the gestures made by the painters. The painter's technique, gestures and visual culture thus condition the finished product. The joint analysis of style and technique makes it possible to identify the various medieval workshops in Touraine and to question their itinerancy. The recognition of the characteristics of the works in this corpus serves as a basis for a comparative analysis. Finally, the creation of a chrono-typology of styles and techniques is made possible thanks to the comparison of architectural, iconographic, technical and stylistic clues and, where possible, laboratory analyses. It is completed by comparisons with French figurative production, which makes it possible to place Touraine painting in a wider architectural and pictorial environment.
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Amaelle Marzais. De la main à l’esprit : étude sur les techniques et les styles des peintures murales dans l’ancien diocèse de Tours (XIe -XVe siècles). Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Tours (UT), Tours, FRA, 2021. Français. ⟨tel-03594192⟩



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