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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 627: Visual Reactions to Reform in 12th and 13th-Century Spain

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Research Project 'Art & Religious Reforms in Medieval Spain' (HAR2012-38037), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Organiser:Diana Lucía Gómez-Chacón, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Paper 627-aThe Production of New Bibles for Reformed Communities: The Case of San Isidoro de León
(Language: English)
Ana Hernández Ferreirós, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 627-bDocumentary Sources in 12th and 13th-Century Castile: An Assessment of the Impact of Reforms in Marian Devotion on Contemporaneous Artistic Developments
(Language: English)
Maeve Marta O'Donnell-Morales, Department of Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Periods, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Paper 627-cA Three-Tempus Sculpted Porch: On the Western Porch of La Colegiata de Toro (Zamora)
(Language: English)
Marina Garzón Fernandez, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Sculpture

The 12th and 13th centuries were a time of complex change in the Iberian Peninsula involving a variety of fields, from politics, to culture, art, and liturgy. In this session, the term 'reform' will be used in the broad sense of renovation, focusing on the visual implications generated by material, spiritual, and territorial alterations. The papers will firstly explore how the substitution of one community for another in a traditional monastery influenced the creation of a new Bible. We will then assess whether liturgical and religious reform, related in this case to the devotion of the Virgin, had a part to play in its visual representation. Finally, the lengthy development of the porch in Toro will be analysed on the light of its many phases, each under a fresh impetus for renewal.