HIS220Y1 Lecture Notes - Jean Pucelle, Marginalia, Middle Ages

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
September 11th 2012
Shape of Medieval Society
the book of hours—painting--medieval society thought of as dark depressing and rigid, but it is
much more complex course trying to prove its sophistication
duc de berry produced the book of hours
great lover of art
filled his castles
first painting or book cover is an image of hell, looks dark, but imagine church
dominating everything is simp[listic thinking, bishop getting beheaded and first to go
to hell are members of the clergy, how much then can the church be manipulating the
yes a religous text, but notiong of beuaty is important in these books
painting of duc du berry—in the middle highly hierarchized
month of january, people exchanging gifts
painting of this exchange of gifts, duc de berry in his beautiful clothes
the book of hours also a place for self glorification, not just a dominating religous text
another painting of castle of Etampes (Chateau d'Etampes)
another self glorificaiton, beauty of possessions, and palce of pleasure, enjoy beauty of
august month of harvesting, peasants in field cutting the hay
half naked plunging into the river
in medeival ages not absolute kings or sovereignty
cleaner era than middle ages or how percieved
15th century peasant
wore wool cloth
silk imports or wool hugest imports for medeival ages
simple hand made cloack
jean pucelle
picture made for the queen
1322, gift made by husband for her on coronation or marriage date
have marginalia, images in teh margins that make the reading more difficult
on the rght announciation, mary mother of jesus presented by angel gabriel that sehd be
bearing the son of god or future christ
reading book of hours that shes holding theoretically
hoping to come pregnant
they didnt have children, huge problem of transmission of heirs to teh throne
listening to angels, while women are disrupting the piece and playing with men
jeannae d'evreux-daughter of king louis the 9th
king louis feeding and kneeling in front of a religous manipulating—humble, pious, religous
man ruling in heavan at the right of god
present him kneeling in front of a church man or leper??
a gift to jeanne d'evreux
nuns meet 8 times a day to pray
book of hours contain simplified version of prayers to imitate the nuns and monks
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