IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 722: Matter, Image, and Place in Medieval Tuscany

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Renana Bartal, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Jessica N. Richardson, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Firenze
Moderator/Chair:Jessica N. Richardson, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Firenze
Paper 722-aThe Stone Steps of Dante's Purgatory and Other Materialities of Place and Person
(Language: English)
Lucy Donkin, Departments of History & History of Art, University of Bristol
Lucy Donkin, Departments of History & History of Art, University of Bristol
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Italian
Paper 722-bStone, Wood, and Water: The Church of Santa Croce in Florence and the Legend of the Holy Cross
(Language: English)
Annette Hoffmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Max-Planck-Institut, Firenze
Annette Hoffmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Max-Planck-Institut, Firenze
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 722-cThe Stone of Sansepolcro and the Resurrection of Jerusalem in Tuscany
(Language: English)
Renana Bartal, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Renana Bartal, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Abstract

Places encompass what is physically enacted and imagined, as well as what is actually found within them, including their developed and natural environments. What is the relationship between a place and the matter from which it is made? What happens when the substance of a location is emphasized, taken away, or represented visually? This session will explore the relationship between material substances and the notion of place in medieval Tuscany. It will consider the appearance and representation of materials such as earth, stone, and wood and the various ways in which they communicated ideas about certain locations, sacred and profane, static and transportable.