Session 1735: Exploring the 14th Century across the Eastern and Western Christian World, III: Transmission, Exchange, Manipulation
Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45
|Courtauld Institute of Art, London / University of York
|Livia Lupi, Department of History of Art, University of York
Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
|Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
|A Lukan Legend and a Trecento Panel: The Invention of Two Images extra moenia, Bologna
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Religious Life
|The Coronation of the Virgin in Siena c. 1260-1310: A Comparative Study of Marian Images East and West
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Theology
|Translatio coquinae: Inspiring and Inheriting King Richard II's 'best and ryallest vyandier of all cristen kynges'
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy
This session examines cultural and artistic exchanges between Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean. The first paper focuses on miracle-working images in Bologna, reflecting on how a real or fictitious Eastern origin affected the perceived power of miraculous artworks. It also considers the reasons behind a shift in this tendency, which saw images with well-established Western origin ascend to the status of venerated Eastern objects. The second paper examines the iconography of the Coronation of the Virgin, a Western iconography that nonetheless often presents Eastern connotations. It also explores Marian images more broadly, observing how the coming together of Eastern and Western iconographies and stylistic approaches develops into a new type of narrative describing the last days of the Virgin.