IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 632: Popes and Orders: Questions of Identity and Image, II - The Friars Minor

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Pippa Salonius, School of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Canterbury
Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Paper 632-aThe Image of the Relationship between the Friars Minor and Papal Authority in Bonaventure's Thought
(Language: English)
Pietro Silanos, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia e Storia dell'arte, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Education, Political Thought
Paper 632-bPapal Patronage and Franciscan Identity at the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi
(Language: English)
Pippa Salonius, School of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Canterbury
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 632-cIllustrating Religious Power: The Presentation of the Papacy in Paolino Veneto's Cronologia magna
(Language: English)
Nadine Ulrike Holzmeier, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The papal world view is examined through a Franciscan lens in this session. Our first paper begins with the University of Paris, analysing how images of the friars’ relationship with the Pope contributed towards their safety and developed into a theology of primacy in the vision of Bonaventure. The following paper considers papal patronage at the Franciscan mother church in Assisi, mapping changes in world view and the friars’ identity in its succession of painted programs. Our final paper analyses representations of popes in the Chronologia magna, an early 14th-century world chronicle written by the Franciscan Paolino Veneto.