IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 303: The Body in Medieval Art, II: The Altered Body

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

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:Julian Gardner, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Paper 303-aMeaningless Mockery?: The Jewish Caricature in Netherlandish Art
(Language: English)
Huib Iserief, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 303-bBehold the Breast!: Impure Images or Respectable Representations?
(Language: English)
Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 303-cThe Anthropomorphic Body: Man and Beast United in the Symbols of the Four Evangelists
(Language: English)
Milan E. van Manen, Departement Kunst-, religie- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

The representation of physical deformations and nudity has received a lot of scholarly attention. In this session, new questions and theories will be presented regarding the meaning, reception, and construction of deformed and naked bodies in medieval art. The meaning of caricatured Jews, Eve’s breast and the anthropomorphic bodies of the four evangelists will be reassessed based on new materials and theories.