IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1121: Italian and Central European Art as a Playground of Nature

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Organiser:Zdzisław Kliś, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Moderator/Chair:Zdzisław Kliś, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Paper 1121-aFox Captured: Animal Fights on Venetian Pavements and their Byzantine Antecedents
(Language: English)
Piotr Łukasz Grotowski, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 1121-bAnimal symbolicum among Other Creatures: The 'Forest of Symbols' on the Bronze Door at the Cathedral Church in Gniezno
(Language: English)
Tomasz Węcławowicz, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Anthropology, Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Hagiography
Paper 1121-cThe Garden in the Medieval Art of Central Europe: Mediation between Natural and Supernatural
(Language: English)
Dariusz Tabor, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Liturgy, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 1121-dThe Tree as a Symbol: Selected Examples in Medieval Art of Central Europe
(Language: English)
Zdzisław Kliś, Institute of History of Art, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Education, Liturgy, Theology
Abstract

There are a lot of connections of Central European art with Italy. And we can see it in Christian iconography. The themes which we have chosen are deeply rooted even in early Christian times. But we concentrate on Central Europe, especially Poland. We want to talk about garden, trees, degradation of door margins in Gniezno, their natural and supernatural meaning. It is a spectrum of ideas which came from the West to Central Europe.