CHENG HE Look up the word ‘lacquer’ in an art dictionary, or on Google, and you usually find the word ‘varnish’; a sticky liquid applied to the surface of objects to form a shiny coating. The word can also refer to the objects coated… Continue Reading “Lacquer as Art and Medicinal Material in Early Modern England”
Category: China, Collecting, Colonisation, Early Modern, England, Essays, Healthcare, Material Culture, Material History, Materiality, Medicine, Postcolonial History, Uncategorized, Visual art, Visual CultureTags: Asia, China, Craftsmanship, Definitions, Early Modern, England, Featured, Furniture, healing, health, Japan, lacquer, Language, Material Culture, Medicine, Objects, Science, Varnish
Why depictions of status and disability in the Early Middle Ages still matter JUTTA LAMMINAHO ‘A lame man crawling along on his hands led a blind man to the paupers’ hostel at St Gall, where both of them stayed the night, and were both… Continue Reading “Saints, Beggars and Scapegoats”
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