IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1014: Entertaining Children and Adults

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Misericordia International
Organiser:Elaine C. Block, Misericordia International, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Paul Hardwick, Department of English, Leeds Trinity University
Paper 1014-aChildren's Games as Illustrated in Bruegel's Paintings, Misericords, and Manuscript Illuminations
(Language: English)
Sylvie Bethmont-Gallerand, École Cathédrale de Paris / Institut Catholique de Paris
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1014-bAdult Entertainment as Illustrated in Bruegel's Paintings, Misericords, and Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Elaine C. Block, Misericordia International, Paris
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1014-cMusic for the Feast of Fools
(Language: English)
Frédéric Billiet, UFR Musicologie, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Daily Life, Music, Social History
Abstract

A number of children’s games are illustrated not only in Breugel’s painting in Vienna, but also on medieval misericords and in selected books of hours such as the Golf Book. Entertainment for adults consist also of games, such as backgammon and various betting games. Adults are also entertained by festivals and music. These three aspects of entertainment will be described and illustrated. Several of the games, such as pannoy, tumbling and hobby horses will be demonstrated and tried out by members of the audience. Sections of music played in processions and at celebrations such as the Saturnalia Talks will be illustrated with manuscript illuminations, misericord carvings and music.