CONF May 29, 2016

Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 Jun 2016)

Rijeka, Jun 2–04, 2016

Iva Brusic, University of Ljubljana

We are pleased to invite you to the Tenth International Conference of Iconographic Studies


which will be held 2-3 June 2016 at the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia, with the following programme:

Thursday, June, 2, 2016

Alexei Lidov
The Priesthood of the Virgin Mary as an Image-Paradigm in Byzantine Visual Culture

Veronika Nela Gašpar
Mater misericordiae


Alessandro Tomei:
Giotto’s Annunciation to the Virgin in the Cappella dell’Arena: Padua between East and West

Federica Volpera
Iconography and Devotion as Aspects of the maniera greca: Some Observations on the Different Images of the Mother of God in a Late Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Manuscript

Kayoko Ichikawa
Guido da Siena’s Coronation of the Virgin: Thirteenth-Century Marian Devotion between East and West

Maria Lidova
The Chalkoprateia Image of the Annunciation and Material Evidence for a Lost Iconography

Davide Longhi
Cosmic Queen, Mother of God, Maria/Ecclesia: Iconographic Variants of the Symbolism of Virgin in Ravenna’s Mosaics as Tool of Propaganda about Legitimacy of Laic or Ecclesiastic Power

Ferda Barut
Koimesis (The Dormition of Virgin Mary) Depictions on the Mural Paintings of Byzantine Churches in Cappadocia


Fuensanta Murcia
The Marian Images and the Byzantine Legacy in 13th Century Manuscripts of Les Miracles de Nostre Dame by Gautier de Coinci

Stefania Paone
Apocalypse and Maternity: The mulier amicta sole in the Church of Santa Maria Donnaregina in Naples Mary, Queen Sancia, and Blood Piety in Trecento Katharina Weiger Naples

Daniela Matetić Poljak
Iconographic Type: Mary with Arms Raised in front Her Chest - A Gesture of Intercession

Barbara Španjol-Pandelo
The Dilemma of Iconographic Interpretation: the Nativity of Virgin Mary or the Virgin and Child?

Carme Lopez Calderón
The Mediation of Mary through Applied Emblems in the Early Modern Iberian Peninsula


Barbara Aniello
The Blessed Virgin Mary as os and ostium of Mercy

Alessandra Galizzi Kroegel
Decoding Bernardo Zenale’s Denver Altarpiece: A Case-Study for the Iconography of the Immaculate Conception

Štefan Valášek
Iconography of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Wall. Paintings in Ludrová – Kút, Slovakia

Ivana Čapeta Rakić - Giuseppe Capriotti
Two Marian Iconographic Themes Facing Islam on the Adriatic Coast in the Early Modern Period

Valentina Živković
“Satana in forma della Madonna”.
Madonna finta and the Kotor Dominicans - Word and Image

Saša Brajović - Milena Ulčar
Legends, Images and Miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Bay of Kotor in Early Modern Times


Kristine Sabashvili
The Early Representations of the Virgin Mary in Georgia

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky
The Virgin of the Apocrypha: Reasons for Further Research in Marian Iconography

Mehreen Chida-Razvi
Hail Mary: Depicting the Virgin in Mughal South Asia

Friday, June 3, 2016

Timothy Verdon
Mary in European Art


Elissa Auerbach
Domesticating the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Netherlandish Art

Hannah Iterbeke
Cultivating Devotion
The Sixteenth-Century Enclosed Gardens of the Low Countries


Yvonne Dohna
The Charity of the Sistine Madonna

Rosa M. Cacheda Barreiro
The Defense of Mary and the Triumph of Heresy - Post-Tridentine Images

Mauro Salis
The Iconography of the Virgin Hodegitria in the Territories of the Crown of Aragon in the Modern Age
Canons, Allotropies and Variants


Laura Stagno
Typus Mariae
The Iconography of Mary and of her Biblical Prefigurations in Post-Tridentine Decorative Cycles in the Republic of Genoa

Ana Cristina Sousa
The Image of the Immaculata: From Patroness of Portugal to Traditional Jewellery Pendants


György Szönyi - Ildikó Sz. Kristóf
A Multimedial Cult of the Virgin Mary Created and Sponsored by the Hungarian Aristocrat Pál Esterházy (1635-1713)

Marco Bogade
Patrona Bavariae, Patrona Bohemiae, Patrona Silesiae
Marian Columns in Central Europe as Media of Post-Tridentine Policy of Recatholisation

Silvia Marin Barutcieff
Virgin Mary as Christ-Bearer in the Flight into Egypt
Iconographical Patterns in Romanian Mural Painting (18th -19th Centuries)

17:00 - 17:45

Benjamin Foudral
The Virgin Mary as Common Womenfolk
Perspective of a fin-de-siècle European Iconographic Revival

Karen von Veh
The Role of Beauty and Perfection in Marian Iconography
Contemporary Responses to Controversial Images of The Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili and Diane Victor

Visit to the Franciscan monastery at Trsat

The detailed programme can be found on the following link:

CONF: Marian Iconography East and West (Rijeka, 2-4 Jun 2016). In:, May 29, 2016 (accessed Sep 26, 2023), <>.