IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 322: The Iconography of Otherness, II

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 322-a'Only a fool would say "There is no God!"': The Depiction of Fools in Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Sophie de Boer, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 322-bObscenae: Was the Depiction of Genitals Accepted as a Sign of Otherness?
(Language: English)
Ivonka Ciepielak, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 322-cBathsheba the Seductress or Bathsheba the Innocent: The Meaning of Bathsheba's Nudity in Art
(Language: English)
Rachel van Leeuwen-Biezepol, 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.