New Perspectives on European Art of the Fourteenth–Sixteenth Centuries

The project stems from the theory of ‘agency of things’ created in the last decade
of the twentieth century. The theory marks the departure from the ‘linguistic turn’
and resultant postmodern concepts, towards the search of functional agency of things
and other entities shaping human environment. This approach, hitherto, has been applied solely to purely theoretical studies or in relation to works of modern and contemporary art.

Consequently, the project aims to fill this scientific lacuna and apply the theory
of ‘agency of things’ to the artworks created between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.