bandeau texte

musicologiejeudi 29 septembre 2016

Actualités  Biographies  Encyclopédie  Textes  Livres  Cédés  Annonces  Recherche


Beyond Vision: Experiencing Art Through the Other Senses, c 500–1600

6-8 avril 2017, University of Loughborough (RU)

Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Academic Session 5
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016

Convenors : Serenella Sessini, University of Sheffield, ssessini1 -at- ; Laura Cristina Stefanescu, University of Sheffield, lcstefanescu1 -at-

The perception of works of art can involve more than one corporeal sense. Even though the sense of sight is at the basis of the interaction with images, the elements within a work of art can also lead to a multi-sensory experience. Medieval and Renaissance artworks have the potential to reveal interesting insights into an otherwise hardly accessible sphere, that of perception. Through their analysis, scholars can seek to understand the feelings and reactions of contemporary viewers. Scholarly interest in the role of the senses in Medieval and Renaissance art has greatly increased in recent years, establishing a new direction in art historical research.

The aim of this session is to bring together scholars interested in exploring works of art from the audience's perspective, and in investigating how the experience of an image can be supported by other senses in addition to vision. How does the visual perception of the viewer change when other senses are provoked by elements depicted in a work of art? Do different types of viewers respond differently to different sensory provocations? Can the engagement of the other senses assist in particular practices, such as devotion and moral education, or in everyday experiences? Would the viewer respond automatically to visual stimuli by recalling familiar sensory experiences?

We welcome papers related to these and similar questions, using either or both contemporary and modern sensory theories, and case-studies that explore the multi-sensory experience either of particular works of art or as it is revealed by contemporary textual sources.

Please email your paper proposals straight to the session convenor(s). Provide a title and abstract for a 25 minute paper (max 250 words). Include your name, affiliation and email.
56 rue de la Fédération
F - 93100 Montreuil
06 06 61 73 41

ISSN  2269-9910

▉ Contacts

▉ À propos


▉ S'abonner au bulletin

▉ Collaborations éditoriales

▉ Analyses musicales

▉ Analyses musicales

▉ Cours de musique

▉ Soutenir

▉ Colloques & conférences

▉ Universités en France


© 2016


Vendredi 30 Septembre, 2016 1:31