Thursday, August 27, 2009

Devotional Art

I am teaching a graduate level seminar on devotional art this semester. We're exploring the many ways people of the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance used art as a device for channeling prayers, appealing for intercession, and enacting healing miracles. Here's a thirteenth-century manuscript illumination of St. Roch - patron saint of sickness and dogs - which I dedicate to Emma and to all of you who are following her story on the Red Rocket Report. Thanks for your comments and good wishes.

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