Clients and Artists: Spaces and Forms of Self-Representation in Medieval Churches of Basilicata (XII–XIII Centuries)

Chiara Audizi, M.A.

The project proposes an analysis of the relationship between patrons, artists and beholders in relation to places of worship in Basilicata between XII and XIII centuries, with particular attention to the theme of self-representation and communication strategies put in place in the artistic field to convey specific messages. Taking into account the historical, political and cultural context of the centuries of reference, the research proposes a study of sacred spaces as places of personal and collective memory, with a focus on how to celebrate and transmit this memory. The project will move in a transversal way between architecture, sculpture, painting and epigraphy, examining various artistic media in connection with different spaces and their functions.

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