TitleEmotions on the Fringes, III: Artistic Expression of Emotions
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
Moderator/ChairFelix Lummer, Independent Scholar, Reykjavík
Paper 702-a 'I know not the man': Despair in the Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg
(Language: English)
Joni Hand, Department of Art & Design, Southeast Missouri State University
Index Terms: Art History - General; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 702-b Holiday Anxiety: Grisly Imagery in Late Medieval Haggadot
(Language: English)
Zvi Orgad, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index Terms: Art History - Decorative Arts; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 702-c Behind Lady Justice's Book and Sword: Emotion(s) in the Scene of Law
(Language: English)
Julie Stone Peters, Department of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Index Terms: Law; Mentalities; Performance Arts - General; Social History
AbstractVarious different forms of artistic expression can convey and mediate a broad range of emotions. This panel looks at different ways that emotions can be conveyed through marginalised art in manuscripts. Hand's paper investigates the depiction of despair in the marginalia of The Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg and its effect on the readers. Orgad’s paper, meanwhile, explores violent pictorial scenes in Passover Haggadot in order to decipher their meaning and function. Peters's talk focuses on the visual portrayal of legal emotion, specifically that in the images of a trial, an execution, and the figure of Justitia in a manuscript of the German monk Gregor Reisch's Margarita philosophica.