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dc.contributor.authorPietraszek, Maria Luiza
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-17T03:17:24Z
dc.date.available2019-12-17T03:17:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-17
dc.date.submitted2019-12-16T23:00:12Z
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/21129
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dc.description.abstractThe first part of this study investigates the supplicants’ relations and interactions based on their position within an artwork. I analyze the importance of being visible and its connection with the act of devotion, as the space that the donor is occupying and sharing with the other depicted figures. I try to find the patterns and the rules governing the ways in which the commissioners are portrayed. To illustrate this aspect, I will use the concept of memoria and care for the here and the hereafter as well as its connection to the donor’s appearance. It is a three-way relation, a kind of pattern of influence where there is a supplicant, a regular churchgoer who is a spectator, and God himself. In the second part of my thesis, I to focus on the commissioners’ place in the society and the significance of being seen not only as a pious but also as a noble, rich and powerful person. The way in which donators attempted to present themselves, both for the here and the hereafter, apparently played a significant role in the medieval devotional art. The third part approaches the question of donators’ visibility for the sake of their salvation. The issue examined is how being a part of sacred narratives influence the time spent in Purgatory and all the actions the donators took in order to be seen. They wanted to be visible, remembered and prayed for. Furthermore, I will present the discussion related to the terminology of patronage in Medieval Art studies. The analysis conducted shows that being visible is strictly connected with the desire of salvation. Depiction, position, place and space of the figures is deeply related to care for the here and the hereafter and the necessity of being close to God hereafter is stronger than vanity in here.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherThe University of Bergen
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dc.subjectdevotion
dc.subjectsurrogate self
dc.subjectDonator
dc.subjectmemoria
dc.subjectpatronage
dc.titleThe Place and Space of a Donator in Late Medieval Devotional Art The Reciprocal Nature of the Living and the Dead
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.type.degreeKunsthistorie mastergradsoppgave
dc.type.courseKUN350
dc.subject.archivecodeMastergrad
dc.subject.nus713203
dc.type.programMAHF-KUN
dc.date.updated2019-12-16T23:00:12Z
dc.rights.holderCopyright the Author. All rights reserved
bora.peerreviewedNot peer reviewed
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fs.unitcode11-21-0
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