IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 530: Memory Depicted, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

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 530-aRemembering the Dead: Albert of Ouwater's Raising of Lazarus Revisited
(Language: English)
Huib Iserief, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 530-bThe Use of Holy Heads in Memory
(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 530-cThe Forgotten Iconography of St James: The Evolution of an Apostle Becoming a Warrior Saint and Pilgrim
(Language: English)
Sophie de Boer, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Abstract

The visualisation of memory in medieval art is a complex topic for art historians. Memory itself is not material, but material arts play a crucial role in various processes of remembering. In both sessions, we will investigate the various manners in which iconography and decoration is used by the medieval artist to visualise the desire of patrons to remember and be remembered. The fear of oblivion inspired many patrons and resulted in the production of a vast body of artworks. Besides this individual memory, the supposed collective memory, instigated or not, will be researched. Think of ancestral memory, culural tradition and conflicting heritages.