IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 213: Iberian Gothic: A Frontier Gothic, I

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Maria Rocío Sánchez Ameijeiras, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Moderator/Chair:Matilde Mateo, Department of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, New York
Paper 213-aStyle, Artistic Genius, and National Identity: A 19th-Century Debate
(Language: English)
Matilde Mateo, Department of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, New York
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 213-bLas Huelgas and its Role as the Crucible of Memory for Las Navas de Tolosa
(Language: English)
Rose Walker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 213-cRemembering Charlemagne: Legend, Myth and Imperial Cult in the Gerona Cathedral
(Language: English)
Joan Molina, Independent Scholar, Santiago de Compostela

The Iberian peripheral situation in Medieval political geography, and the confluence of three different cultures – Christian, Muslim and Jew – generated complex cultural dynamics between them. Simplistic historical paradigms as the euphoric vision that paints a hostile history of ‘Reconquest’ ideology, or the idealistic dream of an overall tolerant ‘España de las tres culturas’ still dominate the studies of Iberian visual culture. The complex panorama of Castilian Gothic art must be revisited avoiding global patterns of understanding, and focusing, instead, in different case studies which show precise strategies in particular historical situations