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Communities of Concord: Building Contentment and Belonging through Emotional Images in Early Modern Europe and Beyond

Project description

A closer look at how images codify emotions

How were European identities constructed in the early modern period? What sort of visual and narrative paradigms or patterns (in paintings and prints) were devised in Catholic and Iberian contexts between the 16th and 17th centuries? How were these used to advance key community ideals? The EU-funded COMCON project seeks to answer these questions. It will explore how iconographic themes and historical contexts express community values. It will examine patronage, cultural networks and social groups represented in the works of art. The findings will shed light on how images codify emotions. Specifically, COMCON will show how European imagery was selected and projected around the world to promote a particular idea of ‘emotional community’.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 251 002,56
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
60 West Walton Street
60610 Chicago Il
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92