IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 732: Popes and Orders: Questions of Identity and Image, III - Political Strategy

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Pippa Salonius, School of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Canterbury
Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Julian Gardner, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Paper 732-aLearned Portals: Hybrids and Erudition at Rouen, Lyon, and Avignon
(Language: English)
Nurit Golan, The Cohn Institute, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 732-bPope John XXII and the Mendicant Orders: Questions of Artistic Commissions and Images in the South of France
(Language: Français)
Maria Alessandra Bilotta, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 732-cPope Urban V and the Habit of the Jesuati
(Language: English)
John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Religious Life

This session considers the political strategy and imagery of Church prelates at the time of the Avignon papacy. Our first paper examines sculpted programmes on portals at Rouen and Lyon cathedrals and the Grand Chapel at the Papal Palace in Avignon. Far more than entertaining caprice, these reliefs document the clergy’s intellectual life. John XXII’s presence transformed Avignon into a cosmopolitan centre of artistic creation and our second paper examines artistic production during the years of his pontificate. Our final paper discusses Jesuati identity in a large mural once located in their Roman house at SS. Giovanni and Paolo, considering Urban V’s determination of the habit.