IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 620: Public Art and the Private Subject in Late Medieval Italy

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Studies Program, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Organiser:Catherine Harding, Medieval Studies Program
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Harding, Medieval Studies Program
Paper 620-aA Newly Discovered Manuscript: The Officiolum of Francesco da Barberino
(Language: English)
Kay Sutton, Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, Christie's, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Italian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 620-bThe Theory and Practice of (Visual) Authorship in the Trecento: The Case of Francesco da Barberino's Documenti d'amore (c. 1315)
(Language: English)
Eva Frojmovic, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Italian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 620-cIn Justice to the Past, in Justice to the Future According to Francesco da Barberino
(Language: English)
Robyn Frechet, Independent Scholar, Paris
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Law
Abstract

This session includes papers that examine the writings of the prominent Tuscan notary and judge, Francesco da Barberino (1264-1348), in the light of the socio-historical changes that took place during the fourteenth century in Italy in relation to theories and practices of art-making and book production. The papers will present new evidence on three different works by Francesco, one of which only re-surfaced last year. The papers will consider the issues of authorship and the use of imagery, the public/private dimensions of his writings, and Francesco’s response to changing societal and political forces in late medieval Florence.