Her lecture focused on the phenomenon of re-imagining the modern relevance of the past as seen in French illuminated manuscripts. She asked two questions at the beginning to focus her lecture:
- What role do images play in updating the texts for a contemporary medieval audience?
- What visual language is used in order to communicate messages to the audience.
- Inter-visual and inter-textual references that demonstrate links between texts.
- Structuring the visual cycle of images in the texts themselves.
- A unified visual rhetoric in a self-controlled and self-conscious references to past images.
|The catalog from the exhibit |
- The lecture went on with the Getty exhibit "Imagining the Past in France."