IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 117: In Search of Spiritual Pleasure

Monday 1 July 2013, 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:Piotr Łukasz Grotowski, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Paper 117-aIn the Battle for Overcoming Earthly Pleasures: Psychomachia
(Language: English)
Kalina Nieć, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 117-bThe Pleasure of Possessing Books: Cracow Bishops as Manuscript Collectors
(Language: English)
Justyna Kuska, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Science, Warszawa
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 117-cThe Cistercian Garden: The Source of Sensual and Spiritual Pleasure
(Language: English)
Dariusz Tabor, Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Index terms: Art History - General, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 117-dThe Pleasures of the Unicorn: Depictions of the Lady and the Unicorn in Tapestries after Richard de Fournival's Bestiary of Love
(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, Women's Studies
Abstract

Four papers are dedicated to the works of art, which represent partucular situation of the human being. The psychomachy, the purgatory, and the monastic garden have reference to the spiritual life. In fact the plesure, which could be offered in this situation is the alegory of communion with God. The speakers will take in consideration some works of art from the Central Europe.