IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1614: Heresy and Orthodoxy Images in the Medieval Hispanic World

Thursday 16 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Miguel Larrañaga Zulueta, School of Arts & Humanities, Instituto de Empresa (IE) Universidad, Segovia
Moderator/Chair:Miguel Larrañaga Zulueta, School of Arts & Humanities, Instituto de Empresa (IE) Universidad, Segovia
Paper 1614-aMuslims in Late Medieval Art of the Iberian Peninsula: The Evolution of their Perception from a Christian Point of View
(Language: English)
David Chao Castro, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1614-bChurch versus Synagogue in Hispanic Medieval Painting
(Language: English)
Ana Belén Muñoz Martinez, Department of the History of Art, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 1614-cThe 'Heretic' in the Medieval Hispanic Miniature
(Language: English)
Fernando Villaseñor Sebastián, Department of Art History & Fine Art, Universidad de Salamanca
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

The Middle Ages in the Iberian Peninsula was characterized as a complex historical period, due to the co-existence of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the same territory. This situation conditioned the cultural and artistic manifestations which were developed there. The three religions tried to show their spiritual superiority over the others, using force or a pacific speech. This situation created an environment of dialectical fight which found in the artistic representations a privileged space to be formulated. This session tries to reflect on some images which, in relation with the Hispanic-medieval world, show the confrontation between the heresy and the orthodoxy.