Skip to main content

IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1034: Artistic Languages of Reform in Italy

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities / American Academy, Rome
Organiser:Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Lila Yawn, Department of Art History & Studio Art, John Cabot University, Roma / American Academy, Rome
Paper 1034-aThe Gregorian Reform and the Visual Arts: Still a Problem of Method?
(Language: English)
Cristiana Filippini, Rome Study Center, University of California / Trinity College, Rome
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1034-bThe Bearer of the Keys: Expressions of Authority in Romanesque Lombard Sculpture
(Language: English)
Gillian B. Elliott, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1034-cRenaissance and Reform?: Raphael and Gregory the Great in the Private Library of Julius II
(Language: English)
Kim Butler Wingfield, Department of Art, American University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Theology

Just as medieval reformers sought to critique, inspire, and transform through the written and spoken word, so they mobilized artistic media as well as iconography to express their message. Yet, the relationship between art and intellectual and institutional developments is rarely simple and programmatic. After an initial contribution that evaluates methodologically scholarship linking artistic production and reform during the late 11th and 12th centuries, the remaining papers explore in depth two examples of the complex nexus of artistic expression, reform, and power as it manifested itself in the ecclesiastical sculpture of northern Italian churches and in the fresco programs of the Vatican.