Session212
TitleMetaimages, I: Threshold Effects and Micro-Architectures
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorInternational Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)
 
OrganiserGiulia Puma, Département d'Histoire, Université Côte d'Azur / Département de l'Enseignement Supérieur, Collège Sévigné
Maria Alessia Rossi, Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University
 
Moderator/ChairGiulia Puma, Département d'Histoire, Université Côte d'Azur / Département de l'Enseignement Supérieur, Collège Sévigné
 
Paper 212-a Micro-Architecture in 12th-Century Roman Painting: History, Typology, and Function
(Language: English)
Alison Locke Perchuk, Department of Art, California State University Channel Islands
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Art History - Painting
Paper 212-b Performative Structures: Meta-Architecture in Italian Painting
(Language: English)
Livia Lupi, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Art History - Painting; Medicine; Rhetoric
Paper 212-c Micro-Architectures and Micro-Landscapes in the Post-Byzantine World: Function, Meaning, and Symbolic Implications
(Language: English)
Anita Paolicchi, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa
Index Terms: Art History - Decorative Arts; Byzantine Studies; Liturgy; Religious Life
 
AbstractThese complementary sessions aim to create a new platform for the re-examination of the roles played and meanings conveyed by borders within the medieval image itself by focusing on metaimages. The first session examines micro-architectures and their function, typology, and history. The topics range from 12th-century micro-architectures in Roman painting, to architectural settings of the Pellegrinaio frescoes in Siena, to the representation of micro-architectures in Post-Byzantine liturgical containers. The three papers argue that much more than a mere background, representations of architecture should be read as forms of artistic reflexivity, conveyors of cultural and political meanings, and semiotic thresholds.