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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1527: Religious Difference and the Promotion and Reception of Art in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Era

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Research Project 'Art & Religious Reforms in Medieval Spain' (HAR2012-38037), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Organiser:Diana Olivares Martínez, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Diana Lucía Gómez-Chacón, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Paper 1527-aConverso Patronage and the Renewal of Architectural Style in 15th-Century Castile
(Language: English)
Nicola Jennings, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 1527-bBetween Assimilation and Expulsion: The Moriscos in Iberia and Their Indoctrination - Problems with Images
(Language: English)
Borja Franco Llopis, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universitat de Valencia
Index terms: Anthropology, Art History - Painting, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1527-cIs There a Possible Link between the Expressive Style of the Late Gothic and the Reformation?: Considerations on the Former High Altarpiece of Zwettl (Lower Austria)
(Language: English)
Dorothée Antos, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History

This session will study the promotion and reception of art in a moment of spiritual struggle and renovation. It will firstly deal with the relationship between the artistic promotion of the conversos and the renovation of Castilian architecture in the beginning of the 15th century. Two cases of study regarding the consequences of the Reform in the transition from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern era will also be addressed. One of them will draw light on the role played by works of art in their conversion of Muslims, while the other will review the hypothesis declaring that the expressive emphasis introduced into some Late Gothic altarpieces was a reaction to the Protestant reform.