IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1243: A Global Trecento: Objects, Artists, and Ideas across Europe, the Mediterranean, and Beyond, III - Encounters with Byzantium and Eastern Africa

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Edinburgh
Organisers:Claudia Bolgia, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Luca Palozzi, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Moderator/Chair:John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Paper 1243-aOn Sylvan Ground: The Hermit Saints on the Marquetry Choir in Orvieto Cathedral
(Language: English)
Pippa Salonius, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Pippa Salonius, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Byzantine Studies
Paper 1243-bThe goffa maniera greca in an Unlikely Place: Icons and Intermediality in the Arena Chapel
(Language: English)
Alexis Wang, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Alexis Wang, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 1243-cPilgrims to the Papal Court: An Ethiopian Embassy in Trecento Avignon in Art and Memory
(Language: English)
Imogen Tedbury, Department of Medieval & Byzantine Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Imogen Tedbury, Department of Medieval & Byzantine Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

This is the third of a four-session series aiming to discuss how the transformative character of the Trecento is indebted to cultural exchanges, movement of artists and patrons, circulation of models and ideas across Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and beyond. It focuses on Italy, Byzantium, and Eastern Africa. Paper -a discusses byzantine sources for the hermits on the choir stalls at Orvieto Cathedral. Paper -b interprets the icon of Christ in Giotto’s Arena Chapel as a site of dialogue between Italy and Byzantium. Paper -c examines an Adoration of the Magi in light of the 1306 Ethiopian embassy to Avignon.