IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1529: Reassessing Biblical Kings and Ancient Emperors in Romanesque Art

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Organiser:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Amanda W. Dotseth, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Paper 1529-aFrom Constantine to Sancho Ramírez of Aragon-Navarre: Kingship and Patronage in the Age of the Gregorian Reform
(Language: English)
Francisco de Asís García García, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 1529-bThe Proud Nebuchadnezzar and Original Sin in Notre-Dame de Poitiers
(Language: English)
Santiaga Hidalgo Sánchez, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Paper 1529-cSwords and Crowns: Images of the King in a Spanish Romanesque Bible
(Language: English)
Ana Hernández Ferreirós, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session aims to explore different approaches to kingship in the visual arts of late 11th and 12th centuries in Spain and France. The first paper analyzes some political and ecclesiastical actions undertaken by king Sancho Ramírez of Aragón-Navarre (1064-1094) that were likely intended to present him as a new Constantine. The two following contributions focus on Old Testament rulers, whose figures were used as a model of royal behavior like David or Solomon or the epitome of vice like Nebuchadnezzar in iconographic programs of the 12th century.