IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 727: Art and Religious Reforms Promoted by the Crown in 15th-Century Castile

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Research Project 'Art & Religious Reforms in Medieval Spain' (HAR2012-38037), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Organiser:Ana Hernández Ferreirós, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Ana Hernández Ferreirós, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Paper 727-aArt and Dominican Observance in the Late Middle Ages: Spiritual Reform and Visual Renewal
(Language: English)
Diana Lucía Gómez-Chacón, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 727-bUniversity Colleges in Castile: A New Typology of Building as a Consequence of Religious Reforms during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Diana Olivares Martínez, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This session will analyse the artistic consequences of some of the reforms promoted by the Castilian sovereigns in the 15th century. We will focus firstly on the spiritual renovation of the mendicant orders, supported by the crown, which entailed a reconsideration of their visual programme, as well as of their architectural conception, both rooted in the Late Gothic style. Furthermore, we will assess how, continuing with its reformative zeal, the Castilian monarchy encouraged an improvement in the selection of candidates to administer bishoprics, as well as in the instruction of clergy, through the foundation of university colleges.