Session717
TitleJerusalem of the Senses, I: Re-Enacting the Passion in Late Medieval Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 2 July 2013: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorSpectrum: Visual Translation of Jerusalem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
OrganiserRenana Bartal, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
 
Moderator/ChairHanna Josephine Vorholt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
 
Paper 717-a Marking the Stations of the Cross: The Case of the Convent of Wienhausen
(Language: English)
Lotem Pinchover, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Monasticism; Performance Arts - General; Women's Studies
Paper 717-b The Idea of Florence as a New Jerusalem in Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, 1425-1452
(Language: English)
Irina Chernetsky, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious
 
AbstractPleasure and pain were intertwined in the experience of medieval pilgrims following Christ’s footsteps in the drama of Passion, either in Jerusalem itself or in its transpositions elsewhere. Pilgrimage involved physical hardship, emphatic misery and exaltation, and was carried out through different means. Reproductions of loca sancta architecture and topography, Maps and relics, as well as visual representations in a variety of media were used in order to generate emotionally charged cathartic experiences. Papers in this session will explore the way devout believers used such reproductions of Jerusalem to achieve the benefits of pilgrimage and in turn how such objects, architectural complexes, or visual representations were constructed and staged to create emotional and/or performative encounters with the holy city.