IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1602: Visualizing the Invisible, II

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Center for Medieval Art
Organiser:Vibeke Olson, Department of Art & Theatre, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Blick, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Paper 1602-aThe Patroness Vanishes: The Paradoxical Legacy of Mahaut of Artois
(Language: English)
Alexa Sand, Department of Art History, Utah State University
Index terms: Art History - General, Women's Studies
Paper 1602-b'Theology, Cosmology, and Politics, Oh My!': Visualizing Rhetoric on the West Portal of Chartres
(Language: English)
Vibeke Olson, Department of Art & Theatre, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1602-cThe Need for 'Lost' Models in Medieval Art and Modern Art History
(Language: English)
Herbert L. Kessler, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

Historians of medieval art often face the problem of working on objects that no longer exist or that exist only through desciptions. In fact, some of these objects may never have existed at all. As practitioners of a discipline in which the object is often the primary source, such situations can often lead to the development of new methodologies and theoretical responses. These sessions feature papers that explore the interstices between the visible and the invisible. Presenters will consider such aspects as objects that never existed, no longer exist, or that cannot be seen. Papers may deal with objects in all media including architecture, medieval ideas or beliefs, and historiography.