Manifesting Miracles: Image Cults in Late Medieval Southern Italy

When and Where

Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom


Claire Jensen, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History


In late medieval southern Italy, it was not uncommon for a painting to grant miracles. From resolving legal trouble to protecting people from plague and natural disasters, public images frequently inspired active cults of devotion. This talk will introduce several miraculous artworks in and around Naples and discuss how they challenge the traditional canon of art history.

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CIMS, Department of Art History UofT, Istituto Italiano di Cultura