IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1248: Beyond the Borders of Time: Medieval Art from an Early Modern Perspective

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Uniwersytet Gdański
Organiser:Andrzej Woziński, Instytut Historii Sztuki, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Paper 1248-aMedieval Art in the Eyes of Stock Takers, Historiographers, Travellers, and Artists of the Early Modern Era
(Language: English)
Andrzej Woziński, Instytut Historii Sztuki, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1248-bThe Perception of the Middle Ages in Early Modern Italian Art Literature
(Language: English)
Izabela Mai, Instytut Historii Sztuki University of Gdański
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - Italian
Paper 1248-cA Look from a Perspective of Time and Distance: Medieval Art and Architecture of the Iberian Peninsula in the Accounts of Polish Travellers, Diplomats, and Pilgrims, 1480-1615
(Language: English)
Aleksandra Stanek, Instytut Historii Sztuki University of Gdański
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Abstract

The aim of the session is to show how people of early modern era perceived medieval art. The papers concern therefore a problem of the borders of time but in some cases of space as well. They shall show on three different examples that despite changed taste and functions of art in early modern period an assessment of medieval works was not uniform at all: sometimes was negative, sometimes indifferent but we find also not a little examples of understanding and appreciation of old aesthetic. Different kind of testimonies shall show this phenomenon.