Space, Memory, Narrative: The Oratorians and the Memorialization of San Filippo Neri in Rome, Florence and Naples
Glenys L. Adams, University of Melbourne
PhD Completion Seminar, Art History, School of Culture and Communication
The Rooms of San Filippo Neri at the Roman Oratory in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) Rome were reconstructed between 1635 and 1643. This thesis is an examination of these rooms and argues that the relationship established between the architecture of the spaces, framed in relation to the carefully positioned relics, objects and paintings on display in these rooms, served an important means of legitimizing Filippo Neri’s mysticism and the creation of an Oratorian narrative that became the model for how the memory and cult of Filippo Neri was authenticated beyond the Roman Oratory.
Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 10 April, 2013
Date: Visual Cultures Resource Centre, 3rd floor John Medley, University of Melbourne, Parkville