Conference: Holy children/liminal bodies. The status and materiality of infancy in early modern visual culture

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30.11.2017 um 12:00 bis
01.12.2017 um 13:30

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Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Vortragsraum 242, II. OG, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, 80333 / Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU München, Zentnerstr. 31 Room 007

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2nd international conference of the project SACRIMA, The Normativity of Sacred Images in Early Modern Europe, funded by the European Research Council.

Whether as chubby cherubs, playful toddlers or suffering infants, children have pervaded our visual cultures since antiquity. Instilled with intrinsic emotional connotations and a distinctive aesthetic ambiguity, images of children possess diachronic, transcultural and anthropological relevance. However, Christianity’s attachment to a divine child has catalysed the reception and visual dissemination of images of children in various forms (little angels, Infants Jesus and St John the Baptist, the Holy Innocents, child saints, etc.). While social historians have explored the changes in status and perception of childhood during the early modern period, an extensive exploration of the visual relevance of this theme in sacred imagery has yet has yet to emerge from art historical studies. This workshop explores the visualization and materiality of infancy in early modern sacred art in different medias and from a cross-cultural perspective.

 

PROGRAM
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Thursday 30 November
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10

Room 242

 

12.00: Welcome

 

12.30-13.00: Chiara Franceschini and Cloe Cavero (LMU München): Introduction

 

 13.00-15.00: Liminal children:

 

Jasenka Gudelj (University of Zagreb), The baptismal fonts held by putti: transmigration of the infantile forms between the Adriatic and the Alps

 

Rachel E. Boyd (Columbia University), Reflections of Charity: Andrea della Robbia’s Innocenti Infants

 

Giuseppe Bonaccorso (Università di Camerino), The tectonic simulation in the use of putti, angels, cherubs and seraphs in Francesco Borromini’s architecture

 

15.00-15.30: Coffee break

 

15.30-17.30: Child Saints in Contact Zones:

 

Cloe Cavero (LMU München), Agony and Softness: The Crucified Holy Child of La Guardia

 

Vuk Dautovic (University of Belgrade), The Cult of the Holy Child from the Old Sarajevo Church

 

Thomas Lentes (Universität Münster), Circumcision, and Child’s Empowerment

 

18.00-20.00: Visit Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Thursdays closes at 20:00)

 

 

Friday 1 December
Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU München, Zentnerstr. 31

Room 007

 

09.00-11.00: Emotions:

 

Andrea Pearson (American University, Washington), Moralized Eroticism and the Depicted Christ Child in the Early Modern Netherlands

 

Daniela Wagner (Universität Tübingen), Senses and Silence in Representations of the infant John the Baptist and the Christ Child

 

Francesca Alberti (Université François-Rabelais, Tours), Ridente Redentore

 

11.00-11:30: Coffee break

 

11.30-13.30: Holy/Unholy:

 

Fabien Lacouture (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), From Statues to Paintings: A Study of the Christ Child Standing in Early Modern Italian Art

 

Pascale Charron (Université de Tours/CESR), Figurer un saint enfant vers 1500: le cas de la statue du saint Cyr de l’église de Jarzé (Maineet- Loire, France)

 

Jeanette Kohl (University of California), Bust Portraits of (Holy) Children in Italian Quattrocento

 

13.30: Closing lunch: discussion and planning of conference output

 

 

 

Organization:
SACRIMA project

Prof. Dr. Chiara Franceschini – Chiara.Franceschini@lmu.de

 

 

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