CONF Mar 1, 2012

Byzantine, Ottoman, and Persian Art (Istanbul, 3 Mar 12)

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Mar 03, 2012

Cigdem Kafescioglu



Imposing rigid boundaries of inquiry between contiguous periods and
lands has been a perennial tendency in art historical scholarship.
Even today, art historians often have to scale walls erected long ago
in order simply to gain a vision of fields adjacent to their own. This
workshop aims to counteract the effects of such categorization between
the neighboring but separated fields of Byzantine, Ottoman and Persian
art in the medieval and early modern periods. The chosen theme of
images and image-making is particularly fertile for a common dialogue
on representational modes, whether shared or distinct. The
resourcefulness of artists who continuously made and remade a dynamic
world of images in interrelated traditions calls for a joint effort to
bring about intersections in perception, contemplation and
interpretation. The workshop is organized as part of the Connecting
Art Histories initiative of the Getty Foundation hosted by the
Department of History at Bogazici University.


10:00 - 10:15 Welcome remarks
10:15 - 10:45 Tulun Degirmenci (Pamukkale University, Denizli)
Remaking the Past: The Images of Selim I in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman
10:45 - 11:15 Anestis Vasilakeris (Bogaziçi University)
Changing Constantine: The Emperor's Image in Time

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:00 Serpil Bagci (Hacettepe University, Ankara)
Safavid and European Inspirations in Ottoman Album-Making: Ahmed I

12:00 - 12:30 Tolga B. Uyar (UMR 8167 Orient Méditerranée, Paris)
Thirteenth-Century 'Byzantine' Art in Cappadocia and the Question of
Greek Painters at the Seljuk Court

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:00 Simon Rettig (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Fantastic Creatures and "Angels from the Unknown World": Depicting the
Marvelous in Persian Illuminations

15:00 - 15:30 Oya Pancaroglu (Bogazici University)
Hierarchy, Geometry and the Human Image

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 16:30 Lale Uluc (Bogazici University)
Kaba Images in Shiraz Manuscripts

16:30 - 17:00 Ivana Jevtic (Koc University, Istanbul)
Narrativity in Late Byzantine Painting: Devices, Effects and the
Questions They Raise about Sacred Images

17:00 - 17:30 Discussion

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