IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 630: Memory Depicted, II

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

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 630-aTheodoric the Great: Rome's Memory Returning in Ravenna
(Language: English)
Mathilde Van den Bosch, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 630-bPagan Stories Remembered on Christian Churches
(Language: English)
Henry Dwarswaard, Afdeling Kunst-, Religie- und Cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 630-c'May thy God remember thou': The Advocacy for Dirk II and Hildegard through Votive Gifts
(Language: English)
Judith Bruijn, Graduate School of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 630-dReinventing the Cherubim Iconography: An Angel Lost from Memory
(Language: English)
Julia van Rosmalen, Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, 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.