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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 543: Moving Materials: Medium, Meanings, and Technique in Transit, I

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Student Committee, International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)
Organisers:Maggie Crosland, Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Section, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Xin Yue Sylvia Wang, Department of Art, University of Toronto
Moderator/Chair:Dongwon Esther Kim, Department of History of Art / Graduate Department of Art, University of Toronto
Paper 543-aA Voyage on the Mediterranean Sea: Ivory, Chess, and the Semantics of Mobility
(Language: English)
Philippe Depairon, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, Université de Montréal
Index terms: Art History - General, Maritime and Naval Studies, Social History
Paper 543-bEnamels, Silk, and Gold in a 15th-Century Mitra Pretiosa
(Language: English)
Ingrid Lunnan Nødseth, Institutt for kunst- og medievitenskap, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 543-cHanging on the Body / Painted on the Page: The Materiality and Movement of Late Medieval Jeweled Pendants
(Language: English)
Sophie Ong, Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Index terms: Art History - General, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 543-dMaterial Girls / Material World: Women as Consumers of Foreign-Made Materials in Late Medieval York
(Language: English)
Emily Tuttle, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Index terms: Art History - General, Social History, Women's Studies

The materials of the medieval artist, artisan, and architect were constantly on the move. Likewise, the techniques of working with materials also travelled through the movement of artists, objects, and merchants. While in transit, these materials and techniques might retain their original meanings and function; or they could be integrated with local media, refined, or transformed to something drastically different, to suit the ideologies and ambitions of their destination.The first of two sessions of the International Center of Medieval Art's Student Committee panel seeks to engage with the movement of materiality and media, and the proliferation and adaptation of their values and meanings.