Session 1111: Images of Grief
Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|Organiser:||Marije van der Vegt, Research Group History of Medieval Art, Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|Moderator/Chair:||Marije van der Vegt, Research Group History of Medieval Art, Universiteit van Amsterdam|
|Paper 1111-a||Developments in Threnos Images in Byzantine Art|
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
|Paper 1111-b||Serpents in Sangüesa: Judas's Suicide and other Images of Grief on the Pilgrimage Road to Compostela|
|Paper 1111-c||Vitale da Bologna’s Adoration of the Magi / Man of Sorrows Diptych Reconsidered|
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Religious Life
In this session we will focus on different ways of expressing grief by gestures. What is the difference between Eastern and Western Lamentations? What kind of gestures are vehicles for emotions? How is this expressed in earlier dramatic moments in the life of Christ?
Abstract paper -c: The critical importance of Vitale da Bologna’s only surviving diptych, depicting the Adoration of the Magi and Man of Sorrows (c.1353-55, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh/ Longhi Foundation, Florence), has not fully been recognised. It has recently been suggested that the conventional attribution of the diptych to Vitale should be revised and this challenge to Vitale’s authorship will be considered. The diptych, like his Madonna del ricamo (c.1330-40, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna) and Madonna of Humility (c.1353, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan), is indicative of Vitale’s highly innovative and emotive translations of passion iconography. New interpretations and observations are offered which may provide clues to the diptych’s original context.