IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 515: Gazing - or, the Pleasures of the Eye

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 515-aProhibited Pleasures?: Successful and Unsuccessful Temptations Represented in 14th-Century Miniatures
(Language: English)
Béla Zsolt Szakács, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sexuality
Paper 515-bDavid Watching Bathsheba Bathing: Visual Pleasure and Spiritual Condemnation at the Canonical Hours
(Language: English)
Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Gender Studies
Paper 515-cThe Late Medieval Urban Elites of Bern (Switzerland): Pleasure in Panel Paintings and Conflicts in Reality
(Language: English)
Dorothee Rippmann, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Social History
Abstract

The session deals with the spiritual and worldly pleasure provided by images for the late medieval beholder, the discourses about it and the occurring problems. The papers discuss this question for illuminations of religious manuscripts as well as for panel paintings in urban space and their representation of an ideal contradicting the reality of life.