The Margins of Medieval Art: Questioning the Center

Online Publication. Text by Sandra Hindman
2022
Fully illustrated, in English, 90 pages

The title of this exhibition reflects the interplay between what is represented in the margins of medieval manuscripts and what is depicted in the main picture space, the center.  But not only.  It also calls attention to persons, beasts, and imaginary creatures that elude social norms – monsters, aliens, women, beggars, fools, and even saints, among others. A carefully curated group of twenty works of art that include manuscripts, miniatures, jewelry, and stained glass allows us to probe the notion of the dynamic between the margin and the center.

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