Talk: Turning the Cat in the Pan: The Other Side of Medieval Art

Our concept of late medieval art is instinctively – but erroneously – religious. Dr Malcolm Jones, art historian and Lecturer in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, seeks to present the other side of the coin.

He illustrates the non-religious art of the Middle Ages with examples of manuscript illuminations, as well as lesser-known types of work, such as misericords, lead badges, biscuit moulds and personal seals, representing themes which may be broadly termed ‘folkloric’, including folly, nonsense, insults, proverbs, love and sexuality.

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Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

10 Wednesday 14 January, 2.30pm
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