IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 115: Pleasure for the Eye, I: Tombs, Politics, and Iconographical Splendour

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 115-aA Mother in Mourning: Margherita Pellegrini and the Role of the Bevilacqua Faction of Verona in Constructing the Cappella Pellegrini
(Language: English)
Wouter Wagemakers, Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 115-bNobility, Gender, and Politics on the Tomb of Mary of Burgundy
(Language: English)
Rebecca Constabel, Department of History of Art & Film, University of Leicester
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 115-cWe All Stand Together: Tombs with Collaborating Iconographical Motifs in Family Mausoleums
(Language: English)
Sanne Frequin, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The medieval funeral monument can be seen as a means of communication. It is a public, visible, object, that is used to shape the remembrance of the deceased. In this session the message of medieval monuments is being examined. The function of iconographical splendour on tombs and in a funeral chapel will be investigated in its political context. The iconography of Individual objects (the tomb of Mary of Burgundy), groups of tombs (English livery collars as a ‘group symbol’ and collaborating iconographical splendour on tombs in family mausoleums) of the 14th and 15th century are subject of the papers in this session. The iconography of an Italian 16th century funeral chapel (Capella Pellegrini) will be investigated in the context of the political struggles of that time in Verona.