Divine Ascent

An illustrated talk by Dr. Joanne Anderson, Reader in the History of Art, History of Art Department, University of Aberdeen.

11th November 2020 at 19:30 GMT on Zoom

Mary Magdalen was popular in the late medieval Alps. Across the central European arc, images of the saint graced the walls, altars and glass windows of numerous parish and pilgrimage churches, functioning as indexical markers of faith but also crucially as evidence of cross-cultural artistic practice and image circulation. But why were the mountains so important? In this book talk, Joanne addresses the relationship between art and environment along late medieval routes, spotlighting Italian sites and makers who contributed to the notion of a ‘divine ascent’.

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