IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1202: The V&A at the IMC, III: Devotion and Display 1300-1500

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Section, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Organiser:Glyn Davies, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Glyn Davies, Department of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 1202-aDevotional Cycles and Books
(Language: English)
Rowan Watson, National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1202-bThe Symbolum Apostolorum in Domestic Chapels of Late Medieval France
(Language: English)
Melena Hope, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety
Paper 1202-cPrivate Devotional Sculpture in Late Medieval Italy: Questions of Form and Function
(Language: English)
Peter Dent, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwic
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Abstract

In November 2009, the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance galleries open. In four linked sessions, the V&A (in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute) aims to place its collections and displays into a wider scholarly context. Each session is titled after one of the four medieval spaces in the new galleries. This session, ‘Devotion and Display 1300-1500’, looks at how Europe’s liturgical and devotional needs created a huge increase in demand for devotional objects and art works in this period. It addresses characteristic manifestations of orthodox lay piety, such as private chapels, prayer books, and devotional iconographies.