Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Eucharist in medieval art

I want to go to this, but keep screwing up. Maybe next weekend . . .
Throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, the sacrament was certainly depicted. But the images, rare on walls, emerged primarily in illustrated manuscripts—prayer books, psalters, choir books, devotional and liturgical texts—commissioned for private use or by monasteries and cathedrals. On view now at the Morgan Library are sixty-five of these splendid manuscripts. All were prized possessions of prosperous owners. Each is a unique assertion of individual piety and a beguiling artifact of Gothic graphic inventiveness. - See more at: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/maureen-mullarkey/2013/08/06/the-morgan-the-moon-and-the-eucharist/#sthash.h1aXxygT.dpuf

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