IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1016: Cities and Ecclesiastical Authority, I: Architectural and Artistic Expressions

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Nurith Kenaan-Kedar, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Moderator/Chair:Nurith Kenaan-Kedar, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Paper 1016-aThe 12th-Century Architecture of Semur-en-Brionnais: An Expression of the Relationship between Castle and Town
(Language: English)
Gil Fishhof, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 1016-bThe Urban Cloister of Saint-Trophime in Arles: Site of the Archbishop and the Albigensian Conflict
(Language: English)
Einat Segal, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1016-cCefalu Cathedral: A Clash of Royal and Episcopal Interests
(Language: English)
Orly Senior-Niv, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

The session will discuss the urban situation in Cefalu, Arles and Semur-en-Brionnais, in all of which sites the complex relationships between the bishop or abbot and the nobility or royalty have found reflection in the visual arts.
The first paper, on Semur-en-Brionnais, will focus on the differences between the castle church and the community parish church, whose different models reflect the relationship of the lords of Semur to Cluny on the one hand, and the connection of the parish church to Burgundian architectural traditions on the other.
The second paper is dedicated to the sculptural program of the urban cloister of Arles and will investigate it as expressing the major conflict between the Archbishop of Arles and the heresy of the Albigensians.
The third paper follows events in the emerging town of Cefalu, built around the cathedral by the Norman kings, and the changes that took place when the royal house altered its decision and decided upon burial in Palermo instead.