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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1727: Ecclesiastical Reform as a Meeting Space?: Artistic and Cultural Interchanges under Discussion

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Organiser:Rebecca Swanson, Departament d’Història de l’Art, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Julia Perratore, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Paper 1727-aThe Romanesque Pyrenees during the Ecclesiastical Reform: The Role of Roda de Ribagorça in the Establishment of an Artistic Network
(Language: English)
Immaculada Lorés-Otzet, Departament d'Història de l'Art i Història Social, Universitat de Lleida / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Paper 1727-bMapping the Iconography of the Reform in the Pyrenees: The Case of Lazarus and the Rich Man
(Language: English)
Begoña Cayuela, Independent Scholar, Barcelona
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Computing in Medieval Studies, Liturgy, Technology
Paper 1727-c‘No man's land': Manuscript Production and Its Influence on the Monumental Arts during the Ecclesiastical Reform
(Language: English)
Rebecca Swanson, Departament d’Història de l’Art, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1727-dThe Pyrenean Chrismon: Banner and Legitimization of a Kingdom
(Language: English)
Juan Antonio Olañeta, Departament d'Història de l'Art, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History

The research group Ars Picta is devoted to the investigation of Romanesque Art within the Pyrenees territory, developing since its foundation, a new theoretical and methodological framework that has allowed the redefinition of the Medieval History of Art. Our recent investigations are focused on the study and deliberation concerning the issue of borders as a meeting space, either geographical or cognitive, and the restoration of the Middle Ages' artistic and cultural network throughout the Pyrenean region. Within our studied timeframe (10th - late 12th centuries) historiography has positioned the ecclesiastical reform as the underpinning feature bonding the cultural and religious life at either sides of the Pyrenees. Our session aims to explore and discuss by which means this fact can be stated since the study of cultural and artistic manifestations either by paintings, sculpture, architecture or the interchange of books, suggesting a different conceptual approach.