G. Meyer-Fernandez au congrès II International Conference Mediterranean Encounters

Geoffrey Meyer-Fernandez a été invité à participer au congrès international II International Conference Mediterranean EncountersPainted space, reconstructed space in medieval wall painting (4th-13th centuries), co-organisé par le Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, la Sapienza Università di Roma et la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Les communications de cette rencontre scientifique, qui se tient entre le 13 et le 15 septembre 2023 au Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya à Barcelone, feront l’objet d’une publication dans la revue Arte Medievale (Sapienza Università di Roma).

Geoffrey Meyer-Fernandez y a proposé une communication intitulée: Suitable for a Latin-rite shrine: The Byzantine mural paintings of the Hospitaller church of Abu Ghosh (Emmaus).

Abstract. The Church of Abu Ghosh (Emmaus), built by the Hospitallers, is famous for its wall paintings restored in the 1990s and early 2000s. Attributed to Byzantine-trained artists working during the third quarter of twelfth century, it is the most extensive mural cycle to have survived from the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (1099-1291). The recent research has shown how the Latin patrons of the church used Byzantine art to enhance their own sanctity and prestige. By focusing on the painters, this paper aims to shed light on their capacity to suit a Romanesque building as well as their patrons’ demands.