IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 227: Oriental and Sephardic Otherness in Western Space and Architecture

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Maria Portmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Moderator/Chair:Brenda M. Bolton, University of London
Paper 227-aSurvivances et altérités: le cas du Palazzo Schifanoia
(Language: Français)
Catherine Schaller Perret, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut, Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - Painting, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Local History
Paper 227-bThe Construction of Jewish Otherness in the Last Judgement during the Middle Ages in Spain, Italy, and Switzerland
(Language: English)
Maria Portmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Local History
Abstract

This session will focus on the depiction of Otherness in paintings and sculpted ornaments in castles and churches. It shows intercultural connections between Oriental, Jewish, and Christian cultures in Italy and Spain.This session will focus on the depiction of magic and astrology in Ferrara, as well as on interreligious and intercultural exchanges in Toledo, Valencia, and Florence. Depicted in private spaces, they underline a special link with the exterior space, where the others are living. Therefore, we will show how political, economic, and cultural interrelations influence the question and the construction of the Christian space during the Middle Ages.