Department of Art and Art History Calendar

Art History Lecture Series presents Dr. Anne Stanton

Dr. Anne Stanton
University of Missouri
Associate Professor Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art

“And Thereby Hangs a Tale: Visual Storytelling in Gothic Psalters”

This talk will focus on two 14th-century English psalters in which sequential imagery in initials and bottom margins frames the non-narrative Latin psalms within the narrative of Old Testament history. These narrative vignettes—often literally hanging on foliate extensions in initials or along the margins—focus on personal details from the lives of Old-Testament figures, and provided multiple historical and allegorical contexts within which the meanings of the psalms were to be internalized.