Session Title

New Research in Parish Church Art and Architecture in England and on the Continent (1100–1600)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Sarah Blick

Organizer Affiliation

Kenyon College

Presider Name

Sarah Blick

Paper Title 1

Parish Rivalry in Medieval Étampes

Presenter 1 Name

Sarah Thompson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Rochester Institute of Technology

Paper Title 2

"Orate pro animabus": Commemorating the Individual and the Community on East Anglian Screens

Presenter 2 Name

Lucy J. Wrapson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Hamilton Kerr Institute, Univ. of Cambridge

Paper Title 3

The Visitation: Visual and Oral Representations in Parish Churches

Presenter 3 Name

Therese Novotny

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Carroll Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1140

Description

Medieval parish churches, though created as placed to celebrate the liturgy, became true community centers. Parishioners would agree on business deals at the church door, hold village celebrations in the churchyard, and paid taxes, organized poor relief, lent out plows, placed fire-fighting equipment and agreed-upon weights and measures, and stored important documents in the nave and tower. Because villagers had reasons to enter the church almost every day, artist and patrons sought to create compelling visual images that would continue to engage the parishioners over many years.

These sessions seek papers that explore new approaches to some very old architecture, sculpture, painting, and other church furnishings. Why were certain plans acceptable and others ignored? What determined the placement of windows, doors, ceiling openings, and trapdoors and how did that change throughout the centuries? How did artists respond to increased demand from pious laypeople for intense, emotional devotion, but in a public space through ever-changing decorative programs? Sarah Blick

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

New Research in Parish Church Art and Architecture in England and on the Continent (1100–1600)

Schneider 1140

Medieval parish churches, though created as placed to celebrate the liturgy, became true community centers. Parishioners would agree on business deals at the church door, hold village celebrations in the churchyard, and paid taxes, organized poor relief, lent out plows, placed fire-fighting equipment and agreed-upon weights and measures, and stored important documents in the nave and tower. Because villagers had reasons to enter the church almost every day, artist and patrons sought to create compelling visual images that would continue to engage the parishioners over many years.

These sessions seek papers that explore new approaches to some very old architecture, sculpture, painting, and other church furnishings. Why were certain plans acceptable and others ignored? What determined the placement of windows, doors, ceiling openings, and trapdoors and how did that change throughout the centuries? How did artists respond to increased demand from pious laypeople for intense, emotional devotion, but in a public space through ever-changing decorative programs? Sarah Blick