Avignon and Italy in the first half of the 14th century (Florence, 7-11 Apr 11)

Firenze / Avignon, April 7 - 11, 2011

Images and words in exile. Avignon and Italy in the first half of the 14th century (1310-1352)
International Conference

7 - 11 April 2011
Firenze, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut (Palazzo Grifoni)
Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais
Avignon, Université d’Avignon (salle 2E02)

Scientific Coordination: Elisa Brilli, Laura Fenelli, Gerhard Wolf
In collaboration with Musée du Petit Palais d’Avignon & Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse

At the start of the fourteenth century, far-reaching political events rapidly changed the set-up of the Mediterranean basin and together distorted the 'Ordo universalis' through which the material and symbolic space of 'Christianitas' had, for centuries, been understood.

While the 'topos' of the Avignon papacy, or "Babylonian Captivity", progressively took hold and Rome was increasingly portrayed as the new abandoned Jerusalem, the court of Avignon offered the opportunity for a political, cultural and artistic experimentation. The increasing use of the political tool of banishment, the proliferation of accusations of heresy, the bitterly contested 'quaestio de paupertate' and, from a mystic-theological perspective, the 'quaestio de visione beatifica', are ones of the ways in which the new Christianity attempted, on different scales, to redefine its identity though exclusion practices.

On a different level, self-exclusion, pursued or accepted, is a rediscovered path for self-affirmation. We need only think about, to give two examples, the new forms of eremitism and Dante's 'Commedia', according to some the first modern work of the 'Exilliteratur' for the role accorded to the state of exile in constructing the figure of its author.

Exile, a mental image that has always been linked to the period of Avignon papacy, is the lens through which this interdisciplinary Conference aims to interpret the first half of the 14th century, from Henry VII's imperial expedition which came to an unexpected end with his death at the gate of Siena, the moment when the irreversible nature of the Papal Curia's transfer to France (1309-1313) became clear, up until the end of the papacy of Clement VI (1352).

Program

SESSION 1
Exclusion from the Civitas
THURSDAY 7 APRIL, Firenze, KHI (Palazzo Grifoni)
Chair: Jean-Claude Maire Vigueur (Roma)

9:00 h
Gerhard Wolf (Firenze)
Welcome

9:10 h
Elisa Brilli and Laura Fenelli (Firenze)
Introduction

9:30 h
Fabrizio Ricciardelli (Villa Le Balze)
Le modalità dell’azione politica a Firenze in età comunale

10:10 h
Matteo Ferrari (Pisa)
Tradizione figurativa del bando politico tra Lombardia e Toscana

10:50 h
Gaetano Curzi (Chieti)
La "condanna" dei Templari. Tracce materiali e memoria negata tra Francia e Italia

11:30 h
Coffee break

11:50 h
Irene Bueno (Firenze/Leiden)
Come estirpare le cattive piante. La riflessione sull’eresia nell’opera esegetica di Jacques Fournier

12:30 h
Fabio Massaccesi (Bologna)
Da Avignone a Ravenna: Giovanni XXII e Aimerico di Châtelus. Immagini e politica in Santa Maria in Porto Fuori

13:10 h
Discussion

SESSION 2
Self-exclusion from the Civitas
THURSDAY 7 APRIL, Firenze, KHI (Palazzo Grifoni)
Chair: Sofia Boesch Gajano (Roma)

15:00 h
Antonio Montefusco (Roma)
Exsul pauper. Auto-esclusione e condanna nella tradizione monastica e francescana

15:40 h
Stefania Paone (Cosenza)
L’immagine di Pietro del Morrone tra l’Abruzzo, Roma e Avignone

16:20 h
Coffee break

16:40 h
Marianne Besseyre (Paris)
Les “Vies des Pères”, un manuscrit italien du XIVe siècle entre France et Italie

17:20 h
Alessandra Malquori (Firenze)
L’immagine dell’anacoreta tra mistica e predicazione. Pittura in Toscana nella prima metà del Trecento

18:00 h
Luca Marcozzi (Roma)
Retorica dell’esilio nella poesia lirica di Petrarca

18:40 h
Discussion

Work in Progress on Exile
FRIDAY 8 APRIL, Firenze, KHI (Palazzo Grifoni)
Chair: Laura Fenelli (Firenze)

9:00 h
Anna Fontes Baratto (Paris)
Présentation d’un projet de recherche du CERLIM sur l’exil dans la littérature italienne médiévale

9:30 h
Alessandra Malquori (Firenze)
Atlante dei temi figurativi della Tebaide

Visit I
FRIDAY 8 APRIL, Firenze, Santa Croce
11:00 h
Andrea De Marchi (Firenze)
Un’altra Santa Croce. Una visita selettiva e una lettura in filigrana dei primi programmi decorativi

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SESSION 3
Displaced Persons
SATURDAY 9 APRIL, Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais
Chair: Elisa Brilli (Firenze)

10:30 h
Dominique Vingtain (Avignon)
Welcome

10:40 h
Giuliano Milani (Roma)
Appunti per una rilettura del bando di Dante

11:20 h
Dieter Blume (Jena)
Francesco da Barberino. The Experience of Exile and the Allegory of Love

12:00 h
Sylvain Piron (Paris)
Les exils de Opicinus de Canistris

12:40 h
Marina Gagliano (Paris)
"Hierosolymitanus exul inter et super flumina Babilonis indignans scripsi". La polemica antiavignonese di Petrarca e il modello di Dante exul

13:20 h
Discussion

Keynote Lecture
SATURDAY 9 APRIL, Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais
16:30 h
Agostino Paravicini Bagliani (Lausanne)
Avignon, une autre Rome?

SESSION 4
Avignon: the Making of a Capital
SUNDAY 10 APRIL, Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais
Chair: Gerhard Wolf (Firenze)

9:00 h
Joëlle Rollo-Koster (Kingston)
Avignon’s Capitalization and the Legitimation of Transiency

9:40 h
Xavier Barral-Altet (Rennes/Venezia)
Afficher l’exil à l’extérieur du palais. L’entrée monumentale du Palais des Papes d’Avignon

10:20 h
Barbara Bombi (Canterbury)
The “Avignon Captivity” as Means of Success. The Circle of the Frescobaldi

11:00 h
Coffee break

11:20 h
Etienne Anheim (Versailles)
Simone Martini à Avignon: une histoire en négatif?

12:00 h
Francesca Manzari (Roma)
Le opportunità offerte dall’esilio. Elementi multiculturali e libertà d’innovazione nella miniatura avignonese del Trecento

12:40 h
Discussion

SESSION 5
Exchanging Glances
SUNDAY 10 APRIL, Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais
Chair: Serena Romano (Lausanne)

14:30 h
Maria Alessandra Bilotta (Paris)
Avignon comme Bologne? Remarques sur le rôle d’Avignon dans la production des manuscrits juridiques

15:10 h
Claudia Bolgia (Edinburgh)
Images in the City. Presence, Absence and ‘Exile’ in Rome in the First Half of the 14th Century

15:50 h
Coffee break

16:10 h
Theresa Holler (Firenze)
L’Aldilà della Cappella Strozzi. I domenicani, l’esilio di Dante e il ritorno dell’Inferno

16:50 h
Francesco Pasquale (Venezia)
Napoli traslata. Roberto d’Angiò e la sua corte ad Avignone

17:30 h
Discussion

SESSION 6
Mapping Avignon’s Space
MONDAY 11 APRIL, Université d’Avignon (salle 2E02)
Chair: Michel Laclotte (Paris)

9:00 h
Marylin Nicoud (Avignon)
Welcome

9:10 h
Sebastian Zanke (Augsburg)
Imagined Spaces? John XXII, the Papal Registers and European Policy (1316-1334)

9:50 h
Gottfried Kerscher (Trier)
Hofordnung – Rangordnung – Raumordnung. Disruptive Changes in Avignon

10:30 h
Tina Sabater (Palma de Mallorca)
Intorno all’influenza della corte di Avignone sull’arte. La pittura maiorchina del XIV secolo

11:10 h
Coffee break

11:30 h
Rosa Alcoy (Barcelona)
Avignone e la Catalogna dei Bassa

12:10 h
Alessandro Tomei (Chieti)
Opere e artisti in esilio tra Italia e Provenza (con qualche ritorno). Modelli, stili e iconografie

13:00 h
Discussion

Visit II
MONDAY 11 APRIL, Avignon
15:00 h
Marie-Claude Léonelli (Avignon) and Dominique Vingtain (Avignon)
Décors peints médiévaux avignonnais, entre France et Italie

Contacts
Dr. Elisa Brilli
E-mail: brillikhi.fi.it

Dr. Laura Fenelli
E-mail: fenellikhi.fi.it

Further information
http://www.khi.fi.it/en/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen/veranstaltung272/index.html

Reference:
CONF: Avignon and Italy in the first half of the 14th century (Florence, 7-11 Apr 11). In: ArtHist.net, Mar 24, 2011 (accessed Feb 23, 2020), <https://arthist.net/archive/1111>.

Contributor: Tim Urban

Contribution published: Mar 24, 2011

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