Research report 2011 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
Spazio figurato and the Medieval Perception of Space
Geymonat, Ludovico Vittorio
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom
SummaryA research project at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome) studies the interactions among figures, space and beholder. The working term spazio figurato denotes spaces designed to house an encounter with figures specifically created to be placed within them. Focusing on medieval spazi figurati, the project aims to understand how these interactions have changed over time and how these spaces are perceived.