Programme

INSTITUTE OF HISTORY OF ART & CULTURE
PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY OF JOHN PAUL II

IN COOPERATION WITH
INSTITUTE OF ART HISTORY
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

Μίμησις IN BYZANTINE ART
CLASSICAL, REALISTIC OR IMITATIVE?

PROGRAMME
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CRACOW SYMPOSIUM ON BYZANTINE ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY, SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2012

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
BYZANTINOLOGY COMMISSION AT THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON ANCIENT CULTURE OF POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Wednesday, September 5th:

12.00-14.00 Registration (32 Sławkowska Street, 1st floor; Institute of History of Art & Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow)
15.00-15.30 Opening (32 Sławkowska Street, room 5; Institute of the History of Art and Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow)
Invitation
- Maciej Salamon, (Byzantinology Commission at the Scientific Committee on Ancient Culture of Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Małgorzata Smorąg Rózycka, (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)
- Józef Skrabski, (Pontifical University of John Paul II)

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 Sessiosn I - Mimesis & Byzantine Literature (Chair: Alexei Lidov)
Eugenia Drakopoulou, (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens/Hellenic Open University), Marina Loukaki (University of Athens) Eαρ γλυκύ: Réflexions sur la représentation du printemps dans l'art et la littérature byzantin.
Eliso Elizbarashvili, (Department of Byzantine Studies, G.Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Ilia State University, Tbilisi): Representation of Reality in Hagiography.
Marina Bazani, (University of Oxford) Mimesis and Originality in Byzantine Poetry.
Bogna Kosmulska, Witalij Michalczuk (University of Warsaw) Le principe typologique dans la mimesis byzantine (vu de la perspective patristique).

17.30-18.00 Discussion

18.30 Reception for speakers

Thursday, September 6th: (32 Sławkowska Street, room 5; Institute of the History of Art and Culture, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow)

9.30-11.00: Session II - Mimesis & Theory of Byzantine Art (Chair: Miroslaw Piotr Kruk)
Delphine Lauritzen, (Centre d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Paris), Double, Triple or even Infinite Mimesis? Some Aesthetic Thoughts on Ekphrasis, Allegory, the Word and the World.
Timothy Dawson, (UK, Leeds, Independent scholar) Windows on the Wars: the Case of Martial Depictions in Middle Byzantine Ivories.
Piotr L. Grotowski, (The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow) Classicisation or Representation? Mimesis in Byzantine as Derivative of styleStyle.

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session III Mimesis & Architecture (Chair: Waldemar Deluga)
Matthew Savage, (Louisiana State University), Mimesis and Byzantine Architecture: Some Practical and Conceptual Observations.
Paweł Wróblewski, (Independent Scholar, Kielce), The Holy Apostles Church In Constantinople And Its Copies. An Attempt to Reconstruct the Original and the Problem of Mimesis.
Alexei Lidov, (Research Centre for Eastern Christian Culture, Moscow), The Luminous Disc. From Neo-Platonic Concept to the Image-Paradigm of the Whirling Church.

13.00-13.30 Discussion

13.30-15.30 Lunch break

15.30-17.00 Session IV - Mimesis & Antiquity (Chair: Dariusz Tabor)
Michał Bzinkowski, (Jagiellonian University, Cracow), Beware of Mice in Hades! Ancient Greek Eschatological Beliefs in a Satirical 12th Century Anonymous Dialogue "Timarion".
Sophia Germanidou, (26th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Kalamata), Transforming Iconography and Context of Pagan Theme into Byzantine Art: the Boy in the Basket (Cupid stealing Honeycomb).
Yuri Pyatnitsky, (Hermitage, Petersburg), Antique Quotations on the Subject of the Crucifixion of Christ.

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break

17.30 - 19.00 Session V: Mimesis & image of Christ (chair: Matthew Savage)
Sławomir Skrzyniarz, (Jagiellonian University, Cracow) The Belief in Veracity of Images of Christ in Pre-iconoclastic Byzantium.
Dariusz Tabor, (Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow), Christomimesis – l’idée directrice des psautiers enluminés christologiques grecs et latins.
Miroslaw Piotr Kruk, (University of Gdańsk/National Museum, Cracow), The Byzantine Gem with Christ Pantocrator in the Roman Catholic Church in Kruszyn. Classical, Realistic, Imitative.

19.00-19.30 Discussion

Friday, Sptember 7th:
(53 Grodzka Street, Room 39, Institute of the History of Art, Jagiellonian University, Cracow)


9.30-12.30 Session VI: Mimesis, Politic & Society
Part I (Chair: Eugenia Drakopoulou)
Jacek Wiewiorowski, (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), Insignia of Late Roman Officials in Notitia dignitatum and the Geographical Reality.
Jan Prostko Prostyński, (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), Die politische Bedeutung der spaetantiken Consulardiptychen.

10.30-11.30 Coffee Break

Part II (Chair: Marina Loukaki)
Marcin Wołoszyn, (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow/Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas – GWZO, Leipzig) Fiddling peacefully between the Balkans and the Western Ocean. Theophylact Simocatta on the Slavs (Historiae VI.2) - between Reality and Fiction.
Waldemar Deluga, (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw), Between Venice and Candia. The influence of Italian Prints on the Cretan Icon Painting.

12.30-13.00 Discussion and Closure

13.30 Summary

14.30 Visit to the National Museum in Cracow, Erazm Ciołek Palace, Orthodox Art department.