IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1606: The Order of the Spiritual Universe and Its Visual and Artistic Expression

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Organiser:Dariusz Tabor, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Moderator/Chair:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Paper 1606-aThe Centre and the Border Line: Shaping the Urban Space in Early Medieval Poland
(Language: English)
Tomasz Węcławowicz, Department of Sociology & Culture Anthropology, Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewski Kraków Academy
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Economics - Urban, Theology
Paper 1606-bBernard of Clairvaux as Creator of Rules in Cistercian Art: Severe Evaluator of Works or Spiritual Advisor of Artists?
(Language: English)
Dariusz Tabor, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 1606-cThe Medieval Missal: The Book of Rules for Liturgy and for Painting - Some Examples from Central Europe
(Language: English)
Justyna Kuska, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1606-dTextual Authority in the Tapestry with the Legend of the Swan Knight
(Language: English)
Zofia Jackson, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

The papers of this session discover the rules of the spirtual and cultural universe expressed in art. Tomasz Węclawowicz analyzes the pattern of the network of town churches in early medieval Poland taking into account the significance of their dedications. Dariusz Tabor affirms that the prescriptions of Bernard of Clairvaux about art come from his spiritual teaching. Justyna Kuska searches for the rules for book painting in illuminated missals. The liturgy shapes the rules for illumination. Zofia Jackson analyzes the tapestry with the Legend of the Swan Knight . She show us how the original text influence the pictorial cycle of tapestry.