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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1521: In Search of Contexts: The Bad Ones and the Good Ones in Late Medieval Religious Space, I

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Realienkunde, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Anu Mänd, Institute of History, University of Tallinn
Paper 1521-aThe Virtue of Ugliness?: Ill-Looking Women in Late Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Kristina Potuckova, Independent Scholar, Bratislava
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Mentalities
Paper 1521-bThe Goitre of the Torturer: Bodily Defect as a Sign for Deviation
(Language: English)
Isabella Nicka, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life, Mentalities
Paper 1521-cThe Conversion of Sinner Mary by Saintly Martha: A Unique Iconography in the Late Medieval Magdalen Canon
(Language: English)
Joanne W. Anderson, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick

The session concentrates on the analysis of the late medieval visual representation of bad and good figures in religious space and the application of contrasts and development of patterns in this regard. The pictorial language of signs will be interpreted under consideration of the variety of possible contexts.