IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 203: The Art of Rome, II: The Development of Sacred Space

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Kirstin Noreen, School of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Moderator/Chair:Kirstin Noreen, School of Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Paper 203-aThe Continuous Transept at the Titulus Anastasiae: Could the Mid-4th-Century Roman Parish Church Have Copied the Shrine of Peter at the Vatican?
(Language: English)
Judson J. Emerick, Department of Art History, Pomona College, California
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 203-bS. Lorenzo's Tomb and its Surroundings
(Language: English)
Simonetta Serra, Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Comune di Roma
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Hagiography
Paper 203-cSt Peter's Needle and the Construction of Sacred Geography in Late Medieval Rome
(Language: English)
John Osborne, Department of Art, Queen's University, Ontario
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

As a home to the popes, the final resting site of pious martyrs, and a crossroads of cultural exchange, Rome has a unique history that was often visualized in the city’s art and architecture. This session will focus on the creation of sacred space, as established through particular architectural forms, the tombs of saints, and the reference to an illustrious past; a special emphasis will be placed on how a specific memoria could be expressed through architecture or sacred geography.