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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 509: Metaimages, I: Threshold Effects and Microarchitecture

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Center for Medieval Art (ICMA)
Organisers:Giulia Puma, Département d'Histoire Université Côte d'Azur
Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Giulia Puma, Département d'Histoire Université Côte d'Azur
Paper 509-aMicroarchitecture in 12th-Century Roman Painting: History, Typology, and Function
(Language: English)
Alison Locke Perchuk, Department of Art, California State University, Channel Islands
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting
Paper 509-bPerformative Structures: Meta-Architecture in Italian Painting
(Language: English)
Livia Lupi, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Medicine, Rhetoric
Paper 509-cMicro-Architectures and Micro-Landscapes in the Post-Byzantine World: Function, Meaning, and Symbolic Implications
(Language: English)
Anita Paolicchi, Dipartimento di Storia Archeologia Geografia Arte e Spettacolo Università di Firenze / Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere Università di Pisa
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies, Liturgy, Religious Life

These complementary sessions aim to create a new platform for the re-examination of the roles played and meanings conveyed by borders within the medieval image itself by focusing on metaimages. The first session examines microarchitectures and their function, typology, and history. The topics range from 12th century microarchitectures in Roman painting, to architectural settings of the Pellegrinaio frescoes in Siena, to the representation of microarchitectures in Post-Byzantine liturgical containers. The three papers argue that much more than a mere background, representations of architecture should be read as forms of artistic reflexivity, conveyors of cultural and political meanings, and semiotic thresholds.