IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 321: Art and Nature, III: Manuscripts and New Worlds

Monday 7 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Classical / Byzantine / Medieval Section and Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Organiser:Laura Cleaver, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Anthea Stevens, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 321-aHeavenly Visions and Constructed Devotion in 14th-Century Vernacular Apocalypses
(Language: English)
Renana Bartal, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 321-bThe Reappearance of the Disappearing Christ in BL Royal 1.D.X
(Language: English)
Kathryn Gerry, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 321-cInverted Orders: The Use of Animals as Teaching Tools in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Laura Cleaver, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This is the third of three sessions exploring references to the natural world in ecclesiastical art and architecture. This session will examine the use of art as a means of allowing the viewer to inhabit both the natural world and a fantastic or spiritual realm. Focusing on paintings in manuscripts, the papers will consider the use and adaptation of images of the natural world to suggest alternative ways of living. The speakers will also explore how these objects functioned in the context of this world, specifically within church buildings in England and Northern France.