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Horses in Art: The Familiar and the Alien
Tuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
Organiser: Edgar Rops, Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, Riga
Moderator: Anastasija Ropa, Department of Management & Communication Science, LASE, Riga (Anastasija.Ropa@lspa.lv)
Horses, omnipresent in the medieval life, make a frequent appearance in medieval art in a variety of forms and guises, referring the viewer to the familiar realities or carrying him or her to the realms of fantasy and alterity. Likewise, the connotations of equines and equestrians differs: from the metaphoric and symbolic to the purely practical, the interaction between horses and humans in visual media channels a variety of meanings. The papers presented in this thematic session on horses in medieval art study the representation of equines in various physical contexts: on tapestries and frescoes, as well as manuscripts.
For other sessions still seeking papers at IMC Leeds 2017, see the conference website.