IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1202: Preaching, Rhetoric and Art in Renaissance Florence

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Brepols Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies Series
Organisers:Nirit Debby Ben-Aryeh, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Peter Francis Howard, Department of History, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:David S. Peterson, Department of History, Washington & Lee University, Virginia
Respondent:Simon Forde, Independent Scholar, Saltaire
Paper 1202-aJacopo Passavanti's Lo Specchio di vera penitenza: Mirror of the Pulpit in Medieval Florence?
(Language: English)
M. Michèle Mulchahey, American Academy in Rome
Index terms: Education, Liturgy, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1202-bPreacher, Painter and Sermon Aids
(Language: English)
Peter Francis Howard, Department of History, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Liturgy, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1202-cThe Renaissance Pulpit: Power and Art
(Language: English)
Nirit Debby Ben-Aryeh, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session will discuss the various interactions between preaching, rhetoric and art in the context of Renaissance Florence. In particular, it will explore the power of sermons and images as used by the mendicant friars in the city, especially by the Dominican and Franciscan orders. Challenging issues to explore during the session will be:
– the relationship between preaching and art
– the manner in which preachers used art in their preaching and described specific artworks in their sermons, and
– the Renaissance pulpit itself as a tool for popular preaching.
Participants of this session include Nirit Debby Ben-Aryeh (), Simon Forde (Brepols Publishers, Turnhout), Peter Howard (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria) and David S. Peterson (Washington and Lee University, Lexington).