Mustari, Louis Frank, 1930-
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Art
Julian, of Norwich, b.1343||Women mystics--England--History||Illumination of books and manuscripts, English--History||Art, Medieval--England
The visions of Christ's Passion which Julian of Norwich experienced in 1373 reflect visual imagery commonly found in fourteenth-century manuscript illuminations. Some scholars have noted that Julian of Norwich's written descriptions of her mystical experience particularly resemble East Anglian painting. However, they do not explain what these resemblances are or mention specific works of art which are similar to Julian’s visions. This paper will examine the similarities between East Anglian manuscript illuminations and Julian’s descriptions of her visions, and suggest possible visual sources for the imagery in her visions.
Lermack, Annette, "Visual sources in the visions of Julian of Norwich" (1993). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6661.
Northern Illinois University
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