IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 215: Gesture as Message in the Central European Medieval Art

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organiser:Zdzisław Kliś, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Moderator/Chair:Freimut Löser, Abteilung Deutsche Sprache & Literatur des Mittelalters, Universität Augsburg
Paper 215-aGestures in Central European Pictorial Representations of the Passion of Christ
(Language: English)
Zdzisław Kliś, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 215-bGestures as Expressions of the Paschal Mystery in Central European Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Dariusz Tabor, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Theology
Paper 215-cOn the Margin of Meaning: Gestures in Orthodox Paintings
(Language: English)
Piotr Łukasz Grotowski, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 215-dAnti-Judaic Gestures in German Passion Plays
(Language: English)
Edith Wenzel, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Berlin
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

Central Europe is a place where comes together two Christian Churches: Catholic and Orthodox. In art of the medieval period each of them had a different way of expressing their own theological tradition. It is interesting to see whether they were influenced by each other or not. Another question is in which way some gestures appear in medieval paintings in Central Europe, where they came from, and what they mean in Passion of Christ cycles and Paschal iconography.