TitleBorders and Textiles: Iconographic Meanings and Realities of Eastern Textiles and Clothing in the Middle Ages
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorDiscussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
OrganiserTina Anderlini, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Moderator/ChairTimothy Dawson, Independent Scholar, Tilbury
Paper 811-a Exotic Carolingians?: A Critical Approach to Costumes in The Stuttgart Psalter
(Language: English)
Tina Anderlini, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Daily Life; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Social History
Paper 811-b Behind the Ottoman Turkish Objects Belonging to Sigismondo Malatesta: Novelties, Ambitions, and Contradictions in a 15th-Century Italian Court
(Language: English)
Elisa Tosi Brandi, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna, Ravenna
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Art History - Decorative Arts; Social History
Paper 811-c Garments of Strangers and Strange Garments: Truth and Fantasy in Testard's Eastern Clothes
(Language: English)
Élodie Gidoin-Barale, Centre d'Études Supérieures sur la Fin du Moyen Âge (CESFiMA) / POuvoirs, LEttres, Normes (POLEN - EA 4710), Université d'Orléans
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Social History
AbstractIn this session, we will attempt to consider Eastern influences in medieval costume and images of costume from early to late Middle Ages. The first paper will focus on a famous manuscript, the 9th-century Stuttgart Psalter. Can it be regarded as a good reference when it comes to the knowledge of Carolingian costume? The second paper will be on Turkish garments and objects at Sigismondo Malatesta's court about 1450-60, in Rimini, Italy, arguing on the contradictory relationship between Western and Turkish cultures in the second half of the 15th century. The last paper will look at Robinet Testard's works and examine how he marked, through clothing, the border between the near and the far, the real world and the imaginary one.