IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1324: The Ceremonies of the Burial of Christ on Good Friday with the Use of Figures

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Société Internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval (SITM)
Organiser:Christophe Chaguinian, Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of North Texas
Moderator/Chair:Pamela M. King, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Paper 1324-aThe Ceremonies of the Burial of Christ on Good Friday: A Survey of European Practices
(Language: English)
Christophe Chaguinian, Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of North Texas
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 1324-bAnimation on the Outskirts of Medieval Europe: Sculptures with Moveable Parts and Their Use in the Territory of the Kingdom of Poland - New Findings
(Language: English)
Kamil Kopania, Institute of Art History, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
Paper 1324-c'Christ in a box': Sculptures and Tombs from Late Medieval Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Martin Jurgensen, Nationalmuseet København
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety, Liturgy
Paper 1324-dThe Descent from the Cross in the Catalan Cultural Area: Blurring the Boundaries between Liturgy and Drama
(Language: English)
Lenke Kovács, Departament de Filologia Catalana i Lingüística General, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Abstract

During the Middle Ages many churches throughout Europe – as early as the 10th century – practiced the so-called Depositio Crucis, a ceremony during which the burial of Christ was reenacted through the placement of a host or crucifix into a ‘sepulcher’. Later, and that was probably related to changes in spirituality and the development of Christocentric devotion, some churches replaced the host/cross with a gisant of the dead Christ or with an articulated Christ that was removed from a crucifix. In this session, such practices from various regions – namely Catalonia, Poland, and Scandinavia – will be presented and discussed.