IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 218: Medieval Cities and Material Culture, I: Centre and Periphery?: Art Production in 14th-Century Tuscany and Romagna

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History of Art, University of Glasgow / Department of History of Art, Queen's University, Belfast
Organisers:Emily Jane Anderson, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Jill Farquhar, Department of History of Art, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/Chair:John Richards, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Paper 218-aThe Illuminated Statutes of Bologna
(Language: English)
Robert John Gibbs, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Paper 218-bA Florentine in Romagna: Giotto and the Programme of Decoration in the Church of San Francesco, Rimini
(Language: English)
Jill Farquhar, Department of History of Art, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 218-cNo Need for Outsiders?: Issues Raised by the Frescoes of the Life of St Gregory the Great in the Bardi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella, Florence
(Language: English)
Emily Jane Anderson, School of Culture & Creative Art (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

This session will discuss issues of material and visual culture within central Italian cities in the 14th century, focusing on artistic interaction and transmission between cities. We will address the conventional concept of Tuscany (or Florence) as privileged centre and Romagna and other regions as peripheral. Artistic production in Tuscany and artistic exchange between centres and city states within Tuscany and on the Adriatic coast will be investigated. This session aims to tackle the concept of art production in Romagna and beyond Florence as of marginal importance, decrying the idea of the provincial backwater as presented in dismissive terms by traditional pro-Tuscan criticism.