IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 103: The Art of Rome, I: Icons, Portraiture, and the True Likeness

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Kirstin Noreen, School of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Moderator/Chair:Dorothy Verkerk, Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Paper 103-aA Converting Image: The Icon and the 7th-Century Transformation of the Pantheon in Rome
(Language: English)
Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 103-bManno Bandini's Boniface VIII: Idol or Portrait?
(Language: English)
Martina Bagnoli, Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 103-cThe True Likeness: Issues of Style and the Reevaluation of Medieval Art during the Counter-Reformation
(Language: English)
Kirstin Noreen, School of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Following Richard Krautheimer’s proposal that Rome is a ‘living organism’ whose history and development is expressed in the city’s buildings and art, three sessions focusing on the ‘Art of Rome’ will examine new issues and research on the Eternal City during the period of the Middle Ages. This session, focusing on icons and portraiture, will examine the changing nature of ‘likeness’ through a consideration of holy images and portraits of important personages. The final paper will examine the evaluation of icons during the period of the Counter-Reformation