IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 203: The Body in Medieval Art, I: Corporal Transformation

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Research Group 'Boundaries & Identity Formation in the Premodern World', Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 203-aSalvation Is Near!: Hope for the Afterlife through Jonah and Endymion
(Language: English)
Anja E. Ourikh, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 203-bDeliverance from the Fiery Furnace: Martyrdom, Magic, and Salvation in Depictions of the Three Hebrews in Early Christian Art and Literature
(Language: English)
Klazina Staat, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 203-cWhose Body Are We Looking At?: The First Panel of the Bronze Doors of Hildesheim Investigated
(Language: English)
Petra Ketelaars, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

Transformation and metamorphoses of the body have played a significant role in medieval art. In this session, three papers will address the representation of human bodies in a variety of modes: afterlife, when under brutal attack or at the moment of creation. How are these bodies represented, and what do they tell us about the status of the body in the medieval era?