IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 315: Pleasure for the Eye, III: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder - Communicating with Art

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Sanne Frequin, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 315-aThe Zodiac at the King's Portal at the Cathedral of Chartres
(Language: English)
Ans G. M. Oude Vrielink, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 315-bA Splendorous Procession: An Investigation of the Processions Depicted in the Mosaics in the Baptisteries and Churches of Ravenna
(Language: English)
Marie-Sophie van Leeuwen, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 315-cSol versus Christ: The Mosaics of the Tomb of the Julii or Mausoleum M in the Vatican Necropolis
(Language: English)
Anja E. Ourikh, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

Commissioning and donating objects were crucial aspects in the representation of rulers, whether secular or religious, high or lower nobility, male or female. However, the object as part of the issue as representation is merely part of its story. By analysing more carefully colour and material the message of art-works – varying from power to commemoration – can be dechipered more completely.