IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 826: The Pictorial Narrative: Reformed or Renewed?

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of History of Art, University of Warwick
Organiser:Louise Bourdua, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Louise Bourdua, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Paper 826-aRepositioning Guido da Siena's Narrative Cycle in the Cathedral of Siena
(Language: English)
Kayoko Ichikawa, Department of History of Art, University of Warwick
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 826-bRenewing or Reforming Augustinian Imagery in a Ravenna Narrative Cycle
(Language: English)
Fabio Massaccesi, Dipartimento delle Arti visive, performative e mediali, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 826-cGuariento's 'Continuous Narrative' in the Cappella Carrarese, Padua
(Language: English)
Zuleika Murat, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

Twenty-five years after the publication of Marilyn Aronberg Lavin’s The Place of Narrative (1990), visual storytelling, most recently labelled ‘visual narrative’, remains an important topic for discussion and research. This session considers the impact of reform and renewal on the development of pictorial narrative in Italy during the 13th and 14th centuries. The papers focus on select case studies from three regions and question whether commonly depicted Christological and Biblical narratives could be subject to reform or renewal, and weigh up potential factors such as patronage, internal religious politics, and the maker’s reliance on established models.