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Higher Contemplation: Sacred Meaning in the Christian Art of the Middle Ages

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Understanding Christian art of the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, religious art had a variety of functions and was prevalent in churches, public spaces, and private homes. Sculptures and paintings were used as altarpieces, movable images, choir screens, piers or niches, and reliquaries. They were placed behind, above, or near altars as well as on pulpits, lecterns, bui
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Kent State University Press
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Higher Contemplation is a nice introduction to the religious symbolism of Medieval art in Europe. I wish I had read this before going to Paris and Jerusalem. Most of the book's examples come from the Cleveland Museum of Art, which has a small but apparently world renowned collection of Medieval art (for historical reasons). It is interesting to see pieces that are often overshadowed by works in major European museums like the Louvre, but the focus can at times feel limiting. Still, this is a ver ...more
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