2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo MI
IAS-Sponsored Session

Ruptures in Italian Medieval Art and Architecture IV: Ruptures in Forms II

Fetzer 1010
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm

Organizer: Martina Bagnoli, Walters Art Museum

Presider: Rebecca W. Corrie, Bates College

Abstract for the four linked sessions:
Whether moving forwards by leaps and bounds or coming to a screeching halt, the long path of Italian medieval art includes instances of back tacking, progression and return, revival and innovation. These sessions present papers that investigate art and architecture created at moments of rupture with tradition, with accepted norms or forms, with conventions or with anticipated developments. Common ruptures include but are not limited to iconoclasms, proto-renaissances, Church schisms, heresies and reforms, civil strife, crusades and the Black Death. To be sure, rupture is in the eye of the beholder: an egregious instance of it may, for others, constitute continuity. These panels focus on the people, events, ideas, and forms that in one way or another broke with the prevailing course of the arts in medieval Italy.


Cathleen A. Fleck, St. Louis University
"Continuity of Devotion: A 'Crusader' Psalter in the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Centuries"
Katherine T. Brown, Walsh University
"Stylistic Dialogue and Millenarianism in the Painted Life of Saint Benedict: Signorelli and Sodoma at Monte Oliveto Maggiore, 1497–ca. 1508"
Gianluca Del Monaco, Università di Bologna
"Giotto for Lawyers: Assimilation and Disruption of Giotto’s New Realism in Bolognese Legal Illustrations of the First Half of the Fourteenth Century"
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