IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 509: The Royal Gesture

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel, 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 509-aThe Ruler on Horseback
(Language: English)
Paul R. Rijkens, Institute of Art History, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 509-bThe King, the Noble, and the Glove
(Language: English)
Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst-, Religie- & Cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 509-cJoseph and the Three Magi: Embarrassment or Avaritia?
(Language: English)
Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel, Research Group History of Medieval Art, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 509-dThe Coronation of Henry the Lion: Gesture in a Miniature in the Gospel Book of Henry the Lion
(Language: English)
Jitske Jasperse, Department of Art History, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The canon of gestures by a ruler, as well as those offered to a ruler, was quite understood by the contemporary beholder. To us, they are sometimes enigmatic: what are the Three Magi doing with their gifts; what is the meaning of a glove presented to a ruler; and what is the intention of a ruler sitting on horseback? These questions are central to the four papers offered here.