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Art, Liturgy, and the Five Senses

Abstract : The lecture will explore some aspects of the role played by the five senses in the Christianity of the middle ages. After a brief introduction to the conception of the five senses by the theology, the lecture will present some examples of the iconography of the activation of the senses during the performance of the liturgy. Eric Palazzo is Professor of Art History at the Université de Poitiers, where his research focus on the intersection of text, image, and performance across the Middle Ages. His many books include A History of Liturgical Books: From the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century, The Sacramentaries of Fulda: Studies on Iconography and Liturgy in the Ottonian Age, and The Christian Discovery of the Five Senses in Medieval Liturgy and Art.
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Eric Palazzo. Art, Liturgy, and the Five Senses. Conference, Nov 2016, Nevada, United States. ⟨halshs-02487083⟩



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