This talk, titled "Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg," explores commemoration choices in art and liturgy as organized in Strasbourg's cathedral and two of its parish churches, St. Thomas and St. Peter the Younger.
Late medieval commemoration practices included both performative and fixed works, ranging from prayers to sculptures to the recreation of an entire funeral on the anniversary of a patron's death. Such works released souls from Purgatory and also enfolded the dead back into the living Christian community.
Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), Fine Arts Library 2.204
Department of Art and Art History, Art History Lecture Series