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L’image du corps dans l’art espagnol aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles

Autour du « Libro Segundo » de Juan de Arfe y Villafañe (1585)

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Maria Portmann

Aux XVI e et XVII e siècles, un riche débat se concentre autour de l’image du corps. Ainsi, la réception du discours anatomique dans l’art et les échanges entre l’Italie et l’Espagne concourent à la représentation d’une figure humaine harmonieuse et au développement de thématiques témoignant plus largement de ces relations. Par ailleurs, le « Libro Segundo » de Juan de Arfe y Villafañe (1585) enseigne pour la première fois en langue espagnole les proportions et l’anatomie aux sculpteurs et aux peintres et il fait ici l’objet d’une traduction inédite en français.
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'Otherness’ in Space and Architecture

Jews, Muslims and Christians in Western European Art (1200-1650)

Maria Portmann

This conference proceeding (Sessions on "Otherness in Space and Architecture", International Medieval Conference, Leeds, 2017 and 2018) is a compilation of articles written by both young and senior scholars, who are working on the question of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ in Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures. The articles examine how material, ‘oriental’ objects and knowledge originating in non-Western communities helped building and strengthening the identity of Iberia’s, southern France and northern Italian nobility and its lineages. It is shown how, in the perception of Christians, the public image of Jews and Moslems became constructed as that of adversaries, while their cultural knowledge, at the same time, would be integrated into Christian culture in a paradox manner, in which the ‘self’ necessarily depends on the ‘other’ and how visual tensions in art and space have been used as symbols of power.