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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 327: Entanglements of Faith and the Senses, III: Seeing Mary(an) Devotion in the Middle Ages

Monday 3 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Paper 327-a'Ecce Virgo concipiet filium': Picturing the Conception in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Michele Celentano, Dipartimento di Lettere, Arti e Scienze Sociali, Università degli Studi 'Gabriele D'Annunzio', Chieti-Pescara
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies
Paper 327-bThe Virgin Mary as an Educational Image?: Reflection on the Panel Painting of the Presentation of Mary to the Temple from the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich
(Language: English)
Mina Miyamoto, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Paper 327-cLooking or Praying?: Iconographic Networks of the Visitation
(Language: English)
Tanabe Megumi, Institute of Oriental & Occidental Studies, Kansai University, Osaka
Index terms: Gender Studies, Religious Life
Paper 327-dThe Way of the Senses in Bernard of Clairvaux's In laudibus Virginis Matris
(Language: English)
Maria Borriello, Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Salerno
Index terms: Monasticism, Theology

This session is dedicated to the sensory approach of Marian devotion - the sight - and its function in defending theological doctrines reflected in Marian pregnancy representations or in the representations of the early life of Mary (Presentation to the Temple). Furthermore, it highlights a variety of artistic networks and their relation to representations of the Visitation. The session ends (as a wrap up of all the 3 sessions) with the interpretation of some key images present in Bernard of Clairvaux's In laudibus Virginis Matris, which allow to highlight how the harmonious coexistence of the senses and the spirit in Mary leads her to the fullness of grace.