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080019 PS Case Study I: Strategies of Representation in Exile (2019W)

Art and Architecture at the Papal Court of Avignon

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max. 15 participants
Language: German

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Wednesday 02.10. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 09.10. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 16.10. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 23.10. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 30.10. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 06.11. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 13.11. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 20.11. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 27.11. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 04.12. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 11.12. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 08.01. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 15.01. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 22.01. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20
Wednesday 29.01. 14:45 - 16:15 Seminarraum 2 d. Inst. f. Kunstgeschichte UniCampus Hof 9 3F-EG-20

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The case study takes a look at the art and architecture of the papal court during the so-called "Babylonian exile" in the 14th century. At that time, the papal court did not reside in Rome, but in Avignon in southern France. We will discuss which strategies of representation the papacy pursued here, and how the popes succeeded in continuing the traditions brought back from Rome or else in legitimizing their stay in Avignon with completely new motifs.
In Avignon, the popes concentrated the entire papal administration and the members of the papal court in Avignon and built a new palace for this purpose. The palace was soon so large and, moreover, so precious and diverse that it soon overshadowed their older residence at the Lateran. In addition, the cardinals outbid each other with commissions for increasingly expensive buildings and works of art. When the popes returned to Rome, the Avignon structure furthermore became the model for the new construction of the Vatican Palace.

Assessment and permitted materials

The case study will teach basic methods for the scientific analysis of individual works of art and buildings. Students will focus on the description and analysis of works of art and buildings, the research and critical reading of scientific literature, and the written (seminar paper) and oral presentation of their findings.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

!!!Attention!!! Compulsory participation of the accompanying tutorial (Wednesday 16:30-18 pm, SR 2)

Attendance in seminars and tutorials, preparation of introductory texts, active participation in discussions and constructive feedback to the speakers.

Grading is based on the assessment of the performance in the case study and in the tutorial:
active participation (25%)
oral Presentation (25%)
written seminar paper (50%)

Examination topics

Reading list

Blume, Dieter: Rom im Exil. Die fiktiven Räume des Matteo Giovanetti in Avignon, in: Convivium, 2.2015, S. 74-87.
Kerscher, Gottfried: Architektur als Repräsentation. Spätmittelalterliche Palastbaukunst zwischen Pracht und zeremoniellen Voraussetzungen: Avignon – Mallorca – Kirchenstaat, (zugl. Habil. Berlin, Techn. Univ., 1994), Tübingen [u.a.] 2000.
Schimmelpfennig, Bernhard: Ad maiorem pape gloriam. Oder: Wozu dienten die Räume des Papstpalastes in Avignon?, in: Schimmelpfennig, Bernhard: Papsttum und Heilige. Kirchenrecht und Zeremoniell. Ausgewählte Aufsätze, herausgegeben von Georg Kreuzer und Stefan Weiß, Neuried 2005, S. 292-320.

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