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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 642: The Materiality of Arboreal Frameworks: Tree Diagrams, Tree Structures, and Branching in the Middle Ages

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Trames arborescentes Project
Organiser:Naïs Virenque, Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François Rabelais, Tours
Moderator/Chair:Antoine Paris, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris / Université de Montréal, Québec
Paper 642-aThe Spiritual Flowering as Union of Soul and Body on the Saint-Pierre de Moissac Portal
(Language: English)
Élise Vernerey, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 642-bVegetal Vitality and Man Destiny: The Vegetal Ornamentation of the Portal of the Verona Duomo
(Language: English)
Mathieu Beaud, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture

This session deals with the materiality of arboreal frameworks (tree diagrams, tree structures, branching) in the Middle Ages. Indeed, arboreal frameworks materialize thought, science and devotion through visual and organisationnal structures. Some members of the Trames arborescentes (Arboreal frameworks) project would like to present some recent researches about such a materializing process. Trames arborescentes is an international research project, that aims at reuniting researchers who work on tree structures and arborescences, even if trees are not their speciality. Materiality is one of its main issues, since, in the Middle Ages, every kind of information can be transposed into a tree structure.