What's in a Name?

Join us as we embark on the new series: “What’s in a Name.”

Shakespeare uses this line in Romeo and Juliet to convey the idea that what someone is called is arbitrary compared to their intrinsic value.  Often, the names of highly skilled artists of the Middle Ages have been lost before they could reach us.  However, there are also cases when an artist’s given name has been recorded by history, offering additional insights into their lives (and art).  In alternating weeks, this series will explore both:  artists whose names we know and anonymous artists known only by their “notnames” (or invented names).