IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 313: Iberian Gothic: A Frontier Gothic, II

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Maria Rocío Sánchez Ameijeiras, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Moderator/Chair:Cynthia Robinson, Department of the History of Art, Cornell University
Paper 313-bTroy-upon-Guadalquivir: Imagining Ancient Architecture at King Alfonso XI's Court
(Language: English)
Rosa María Rodríguez Porto, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Islamic & Arabic Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 313-cThe Gothic Anamorphic Gaze: Regarding the Worth of Others
(Language: English)
Francisco Prado-Vilar, Department of Fine Arts, Princeton University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Islamic & Arabic Studies, Social History
Abstract

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 Iberian medieval complex panorama must be revisited, avoiding global patterns of understanding, and focusing, instead, in different case studies which show precise strategies in particular historical situations.