IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1719: Change or Continuity?: Visual Culture at the Reformation and Beyond

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Leicester / Precise Media London
Organiser:Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Moderator/Chair:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1719-aThe Reformation and Its Impact on Passion Imagery in Finland
(Language: English)
Katja Fält, Department of Art & Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä / Finnish Social Science Data Archive, University of Tampere
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting
Paper 1719-bReformation and Reform: Medieval Wall Paintings at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
(Language: English)
Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Monasticism
Paper 1719-cThe Post-Reformation Wall Painting Project: A Synopsis of Discoveries So Far
(Language: English)
C. B. Newham, Post-Reformation Wall Painting Project, Cirencester
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting
Abstract

This session will examine the visual changes to churches and monastic interiors at the Reformation in England and Scandinavia, making particular reference to the medium of wall painting. We will question whether visual changes at the Reformation constituted continuity or change in terms of image and building function. The speakers will focus on the impact of Protestant theology on Passion murals in 16th-century Finland, and on the changing function of the nunnery complex and subsequent fate of the medieval wall paintings at Lacock Abbey (Wiltshire). The session will also examine the extensive and under-researched corpus of post-Reformation wall painting in England, and consider their physical and iconographical relationship to medieval paintings.