IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 513: Iberian Gothic: A Frontier Gothic, III

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

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 513-aImages for 'moriscos'
(Language: English)
Felipe Pereda, Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Paper 513-bIb-eering the 'Retablo de Miraflores', or, What Does it Mean to Be a van der Weyden in Spain?
(Language: English)
Cynthia Robinson, Department of the History of Art, Cornell University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Lay Piety
Paper 513-c'Mudejarismo' in its Iberian Colonial Context: Re-Evaluating the 'Medieval' in the Art and Culture of the Viceroyalty of New Spain
(Language: English)
María Judith Feliciano, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic & Arabic Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
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.