In effect , the ut pictura poesis here works in favour of Painting , who seems to have no other model for the Judgement of Midas she is painting than a mental image , unless the real model is found on the viewer's side of the canvas ...
Author: Walter S. Melion
Publisher: Brepols Pub
Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500 -1700 examines the form, function, and meaning of pictorial images produced and/or circulated in the Low Countries, Germany, and northern France as templates for the meditative life and its spiritual exercises. Our epigraph - ut pictura meditatio (as is a picture, so is meditation) - connotes the ways in which pictures facilitated meditative prayer and, conversely, the extent to which such prayer was experienced visually. Our essayists are prominent scholars in the fields of art history, history, literary studies, philosophy, and religious studies, all of whom study the ways in which visual images served to structure the interior religious life of laity and clergy in the early modern period. The volume asks how and why images were used not only to initiate, sustain, and structure kinds and degrees of meditative and contemplative devotion, but also to figure the soul's cognitive operations, its negotiation between states of being, between interior and exterior sense, between corporeal and spiritual sight. Implicit in this questioning are further explorations of the nature and scope of the interplay among mental, visual, and verbal images, and the subject positions such images allowed the votary to represent and inhabit. These questions touch upon issues of identity, subjectivity, and figuration that should be of interest to historians of art, literature, religion, and society.
Midway through Book I, in the chapter “Of Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation”, Richeome offers a full account of the ... Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500–1700 (Turnhout: forthcoming); Dekoninck R. Ad ...
The late medieval and early modern period is a particularly interesting chapter in the development of meditation and self-reflection. The volume aims at examining its forms, functions and strategies, from a variety of disciplines, including literary criticism, art history, history of religion, philosophy, and theology.
... L'Ouverture interieure du royaume de l'Agneau occis dans nos coeurs (1660),” in Melion et al., Ut Pictura Meditatio, 203–46. There is an extensive literature on images connected to meditation, especially in a Jesuit context.
Author: Heather Graham
A study into the role of visual and material culture in shaping early modern emotional experiences, c. 1450–1800
Among her co-edited publications: Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500–1700, with W. Melion and R. Dekoninck (2012); and Fictions sacrées: Esthétique et théologie durant le premier âge moderne (2012).
Author: Ralph Dekoninck
This book examines how secret knowledge was represented visually in ways that both revealed and concealed the true nature of that knowledge, giving and yet impeding access to it.
Explored in Ralph Dekoninck, “Ad vivum: Pictorial and Spiritual Imitation in the Allegory of the Pictura Sacra by Frans Francken II,” in Walter S. Melion, Ralph Dekoninck, and Agnès Guiderdoni-Bruslé (eds.), Ut Pictura Meditatio: The ...
Author: Mitchell B. Merback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Albrecht Dürer’s master engraving, Melencolia I, has stood for centuries as a pictorial summa of knowledge about melancholia and an allegory of the limits of earthbound arts and sciences. Zealously interpreted since the nineteenth century, the work also presides over the origins of modern iconology. Yet more than a century of research has left us with a tangle of mutually contradictory theories. In Perfection’s Therapy, Mitchell Merback discovers in Melencolia’s opacity a fascinating possibility: that Dürer’s masterpiece is not only an arresting diagnosis of melancholic distress, but an innovative instrument for its undoing. Merback deftly analyses the visual and narrative structure of Dürer’s image, revisits its philosophical and medical contexts, and resituates it within the long history of the therapeutic artifact. Placing Dürer’s project in dialogue with that of humanism’s founder, Francesco Petrarch, Merback also unearths the German artist’s ambition to act as a physician of the soul. Celebrated by contemporaries as the “Apelles of our age,” and ever since as Germany’s first Renaissance painter-theorist, the Dürer we encounter here is also the first modern Christian artist, addressing himself to the distress of souls, including his own. Melencolia thus emerges as a key reference point in a project of spiritual-ethical therapy, a work designed to exercise the mind, rebalance the passions, remedy the soul, and help in getting on with the project of perfection.
Dekoninck R., “Ad Vivum: Pictorial and Spiritual Imitation in the Allegory of the Pictura Sacra by Frans Francken II”, in Melion W.S. – Dekoninck R. – GuiderdoniBruslé A. (eds.), Ut Pictura Meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern ...
Author: Arthur J. DiFuria
This volume examines how and why many early modern pictures operate in an ekphrastic mode.
publications are Emblemata sacra: The Rhetoric and Hermeneutics of Illustrated Sacred Discourse, co-edited with R. Dekoninck (2007); Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500–1700, co-edited with W.S. Melion and ...
This book examines the ways in which spaces and places of solitude were conceived of, imagined, and represented in the late medieval and early modern periods. It explores the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of solitude, which have so far received only scant scholarly attention.
... Meditatio – Refashioning the Self: Theory and Practice in Late Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual Culture (2010), The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400–1700 (2011), Ut pictura ...
Author: Karl A.E. Enenkel
This volume examines the image-based methods of interpretation that pictorial and literary landscapists employed between 1500 and 1700.
15; and Dekoninck R., “Ad Vivum: Pictorial and Spiritual Imitation in the Allegory of the Pictura Sacra by Frans Francken II”, in Melion W. – Dekoninck R. – GuiderdoniBruslé A. (eds.), Ut Pictura Meditatio: The Meditative Image in ...
Author: Walter Melion
The aim of this volume is to formulate an alternative account of personification, to demonstrate the ingenuity with which this multifaceted device was utilized by late medieval and early modern authors and artists in Italy, England, Scotland, and the Low Countries