IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 533: Illuminating Borders, I: Immaterial/Material Borders

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 533-aAnother Brick in the Wall: Borders Made of Stone in Late Medieval Book Illumination
(Language: English)
Cornelia Logemann, Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 533-bPainting the Gutter in Early Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Tina Bawden, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 533-cThe Mandorla as Space and Place
(Language: English)
Daniela Wagner, Kunsthistorisches Institut Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The first session in a set of four focuses on aspects of border and boundary in book illumination. Understanding both terms as concepts, the set provides insights in how artists made use of the border and elaborately dealt with liminal forms and places. Borders and boundaries are given/material realities in books as a page itself presents a limited area and as the beholder’s view is limited to a double-page spread at once (Bawden). Also, borders within the images can mark transitory spaces between the material and the immaterial world, as is the case with the image of the mandorla (Wagner), with painted architecture functioning both as structuring framework and narrative device (Logemann).