IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 609: Metaimages, II: Beyond the Frame of the Enshrined Icon

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

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:Livia Lupi, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 609-aAnother Place, Another Time: The Imago Clipeata as Meta-Image in Byzantine Art
(Language: English)
Simone Piazza, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 609-bMetapaintings in Italy and Byzantium Compared
(Language: English)
Hans Bloemsma, Department of Art History, University College Roosevelt, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies
Paper 609-cMetapaintings and Their Viewers: Performing Devotion through Time and Space
(Language: English)
Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Giulia Puma, Département d'Histoire Université Côte d'Azur
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

This second session, dedicated to metaimages and their borders, focuses on the continuous production of images-within-images in Byzantine and Italian paintings through the medieval period. Speakers will reflect on the timeless message these images convey and their ability to move beyond perceptible realities and to connect the viewer to a supernatural realm. Topics will include the imago clipeata from the 6th century onwards as a tool of abstraction from the surrounding space in monumental decorations; metaimages as copies or ‘visual quotations’ between Byzantium and Italy; and 14th-century metapaintings as reflections of contemporary devotion and the active role of the late medieval viewer.