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Images of Miraculous Healing in the Early Modern Netherlands: Book Launch with Barbara Kaminska (Sam Houston State University) and referent Andrea Pearson (American University)

  • Barbara Kaminska
  • Andrea Pearson
Date
Thursday 2 December 2021
Time
Series
Art History Book Launches
Location
Online

Images of Miraculous Healing in the Early Modern Netherlands (Brill)

Barbara Kaminska will talk about her latest publication where she explores the ways in which paintings and prints of biblical miracles shaped viewers’ approaches to physical and sensory impairments and bolstered their belief in supernatural healing and charitable behavior. Drawing upon a vast range of sources, Kaminska will demonstrate that visual imagery held a central place in premodern disability discourses, and that the exegesis of New Testament miracle stories determined key attitudes toward the sick and the poor. Addressed to middle-class collectors, many of the images analyzed in this study have hitherto been neglected by art historians. Andrea Pearson, specialist in the visual culture of the late medieval and early modern Low Countries, will be the referent.

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