Session Title

Regionalism in Medieval Art and Architecture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Student Committee

Organizer Name

Andrew Sears

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley/Univ. Bern

Presider Name

Mark H. Summers

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Paper Title 1

Sea Change and the Second Coming: The Leeds Cross and Its Regional Artistic Networks

Presenter 1 Name

Amanda Doviak

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of York

Paper Title 2

The Norfolk Gnadenstuhl: Re-evaluating the Origins of the "Throne of Grace" Trinity

Presenter 2 Name

Sophie Kelly

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Kent

Paper Title 3

"Sienese" and "Simonesque": Regionalism and the Reception of a Fourteenth-Century Polyptych for the Poor Clares at Aix-en-Provence

Presenter 3 Name

Imogen Tedbury

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Courtauld Institute of Art/National Gallery of Art

Start Date

12-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

In 2001, Eva Hoffman introduced the concept of portability, suggesting a style that transcended traditional geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries. Since then, studies of traveling objects, trade networks, and pluralistic communities have created a veritable new field of the “Global Middle Ages,” which has helped us to better understand the interconnected medieval past as well as its role in shaping our sense of place today.

Our panel seeks to consider how local identity was shaped by such global networks. Potential questions include: Are artistic or architectural styles connected to specific places for specific reasons? Were medieval artists conscious about their own regional styles and the social, political, and religious impact they had? How was art positioned to both create communities and delineate boundaries? What about the rise of the “International Gothic” towards the end of the Middle Ages? Our concerns are also temporal, such as how the use of historicizing motifs and spolia helped medieval artists to communicate something about the here and now.

Andrew Sears

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Regionalism in Medieval Art and Architecture

Fetzer 2030

In 2001, Eva Hoffman introduced the concept of portability, suggesting a style that transcended traditional geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries. Since then, studies of traveling objects, trade networks, and pluralistic communities have created a veritable new field of the “Global Middle Ages,” which has helped us to better understand the interconnected medieval past as well as its role in shaping our sense of place today.

Our panel seeks to consider how local identity was shaped by such global networks. Potential questions include: Are artistic or architectural styles connected to specific places for specific reasons? Were medieval artists conscious about their own regional styles and the social, political, and religious impact they had? How was art positioned to both create communities and delineate boundaries? What about the rise of the “International Gothic” towards the end of the Middle Ages? Our concerns are also temporal, such as how the use of historicizing motifs and spolia helped medieval artists to communicate something about the here and now.

Andrew Sears