Friday May 10, 1:30pm- 3pm
Organizer: Licia Buttà, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona
Presider: Vera Segre, Univ. de Lausanne
The session aims to discuss the singularity of the Sala Magna as compared to other painted ceilings in the Mediterranean region. Recently an increasing number of medieval painted ceilings have been studied. The wooden roofs in the territories of the ancient Crown of Aragon or the rich Sicilian heritage in its Arab-Norman declination merely confirm the need of looking at the decoration of these artefacts as vehicles for the circulation and transmission of a Mediterranean visual culture.
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"Behind the imaginary of painted ceilings from the Kingdom of Valencia: seeking links between sense, space and context"
"Text and images in medieval painted ceilings"