IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 712: Gestures of Pain in Spanish Romanesque Sculpture

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Alicia Miguelez Cavero, Universidad de León
Moderator/Chair:Alicia Miguelez Cavero, Universidad de León
Paper 712-aGestos de dolor en un capitel de la primera campaña de la catedral de Santiago de Compostela
(Language: Español)
Victoriano Nodar Fernandez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 712-bThe Heroic Death: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
José Alberto Moráis Morán, Department of Art & Documentary Heritage, Universidad de León
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 712-cHuman Death: Gestures of Pain in the Funerary Art of the Romanesque
(Language: English)
Alicia Miguelez Cavero, Universidad de León
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

Emotions, unlike actions, are more difficult to depict. However, Romanesque artists attempted to find the way to transfer into images the feelings, sentiments and emotions of human beings. The main objective of this session is to analyse several gestures employed to give expression to pain in Romanesque art, bearing in mind their precedents in the Ancient world as well as their transfer to the Medieval world.