IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 135: Materiality and Medieval Travels between Europe and Asia, I: Arts

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organiser:Jana Valtrová, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Irene Malfatto, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island
Paper 135-aThe Material Culture of Princely Power and the Art of the Exotic East
(Language: English)
Margaret Kim, Department of Foreign Languages, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Margaret Kim, Department of Foreign Languages, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Mentalities, Technology
Paper 135-bTravelling Objects and the Marvel of Glass: Materiality and Affects in Medieval and Renaissance Venice
(Language: English)
Lucas Burkart, Historisches Seminar, Universität Basel
Lucas Burkart, Historisches Seminar, Universität Basel
Index terms: Art History - General, Mentalities, Technology
Paper 135-cMaterial Connections: The Art of the Soldiers
(Language: English)
Amal Cavender, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
Amal Cavender, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

The session is part of a tripartite panel focused on material aspects of contacts and travels between Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages. The first session of the panel aims to explore these interactions as reflected in European art objects, including early Renaissance Italian paintings, Venetian glassware and glass produced in the Mamluk period. The session provides ground for discussing how representations of ‘Exotic East’ materialised in different artistic, political, and intellectual contexts of medieval Europe.