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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 105: Apocryphal Iconography and Church Tradition

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Teodora Artimon, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Paper 105-aApocryphal Iconography in the Medieval Churches of Cappadocia: Reasons, Purpose, and Visibility
(Language: English)
Manuela Studer-Karlen, Faculté de Lettres, Université de Fribourg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Painting
Paper 105-bApocrypha at the Border: Visual Adaptations of Byzantine Eschatology in the Church of Lujeni in Bucovina
(Language: English)
Daria Coscodan, Institut für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Freie Universitat Berlin
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies
Paper 105-cMarian Apocrypha in French Liturgy and Church Tradition of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Index terms: Art History - General, Liturgy

The session is devoted to the connection between church tradition and the emergence of medieval iconographies of apocryphal origin both in the East and the West. It highlights the influence of apocryphal texts, rooted in Jewish apocalypticism, on visual representations of eschatological themes. Furthermore, it concentrates on the fusion of the apocryphal material with biblical/theological/exegetical narratives placing such productions, both visual and textual, in the context of monastic viewers and their possible responses. It also traces the connection between liturgy and liturgical sources and their influence over Marian representations.