IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 222: The Iconography of Otherness, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor: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 222-aThe Representation of Old Testament Ancestors in Geertgen's Tree of Jesse: Contemporaneous Jews or Ancient Israelites?
(Language: English)
Huib Iserief, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 222-bBad Hair Day: The Meaning of Deviant Couples and Pubic Hair in Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 222-cThe Wounds of Christ as Signs of Otherness
(Language: English)
Edwina Loe, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

In these two sessions, art historians explore iconographic themes related to the concept of the Other; in a religious, ethnic, or moral sense. We explore the iconographic markers that identify persons as beloning to the ‘mainstream’ or to the rejected, the subculture, the infidels, or the ugly. The session covers artworks from the high and late middle ages, and includes images from a variety of media.