Incipit 5 : Workshop de Estudos Medievais da Universidade do Porto, 2016
A Viagem «no largo tempo do Manuelino»
AbstractThe study of the travel in Art History is assumed as an important tool for measuring the mobility of knowledge. Placed at the service of architectural design – the travel and the artistic circulation – allow that the proposed building could largely transcend the contexts of local and immediate realities, revealing the exchange of experiences. Secondly, travel – in her trial face of experience and discovery – could also be assumed as a metaphor for historiographical revisiting and to the revision of concepts that, as the example of the new historiographical tendencies, we intend to pursue. Referring to the Middle Ages, we know that the movement of «forms and ideas», enhancing the ideological confrontation and the incorporation of new knowledge, also contributed to the formation of the taste of patrons and authors. This raised the interest in studying D. Afonso, Count of Ourém, one of the most prestigious travelers of this period. Between 1429 and 1458 he has carried out five extended trips to Europe, the Holy Land and North Africa. The works ordered by him in Ourém and Porto de Mós reveal an erudite Gothic style and give us a vision of the cosmopolitanism of his mentor. Similarly, the triumph of the «mudejar taste» in Portugal is also associated with travel and discovery, in this case with the visit of King D. Manuel I to Castile in 1498. Here it was possible to reconcile the issue of taste with the presence in Portugal of a well-qualified workforce, of masons, in Arab communities. Finally, it is important to ask how this understanding of the «other», with its set of «forms and ideas» and the necessary and consequent reflective approach to knowledge and its origin promote the integration and development of vernacular responses, but simultaneously original and deeply identitarian.
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