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Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Pious Journeys

Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance

Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Pious Journeys

Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance

In their ongoing search for divinity, Western European Christians followed many different paths to a personal connection with the eternal, including the intimacies of private prayer, the spectacle of the Mass, and the veneration of saintly relics. Along the way, art objects and artifacts served as companions, guides, and comforts. The essays in this catalogue consider the central role objects and images played in these spiritual journeys. They investigate imagery’s critical role in the development of personal devotions, in the organization of liturgical worship, and in practices surrounding the institution of the Eucharist and the cult of saints.

128 pages | 8 color plates, 90 halftones | 8 x 11 | © 2001

Art: Art--General Studies

Religion: Christianity


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