Type : Appel à communication
Date limite de l’appel : 20 juillet 2017
Date de l’événement : 2-3 novembre 2017
Lieu : Munich
The limits of the sacred image and the normative power of art in early modern Europe
(International conference supported by SACRIMA – The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe @ LMU Munich, November 2-3, 2017)
The ERC-funded project SACRIMA, The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe, at the Institute for Art History of the LMU Munich invites papers that look afresh at the relations between art, image, cult and law, focusing in particular on the normativity of images, the limits of the sacred image and the normative power of art in Catholic Europe between 1450 and 1650.
Recent investigations of the early modern sacred image have focused on notions of censorship and iconoclasm, ‘controversy’ and the ‘reform of art’. Less attention has been devoted to the ‘normativity’ of images, a notion that we suggest to consider in a double sense: on the one hand, the norms for images elaborated by external and often competing agencies (namely, image theoreticians, the various Inquisitions, episcopal and political authorities etc.); on the other, the visual traditions and norms created, adapted or suggested by artists, during the various stages of conceptualization and finalization of their works. Continuer la lecture