How did people meditate during the late Middle Ages? What images did they gaze upon to facilitate their spiritual practice? Dr. T. E. Heslop, a specialist in medieval and Renaissance English art and architecture and professor of early English art at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, will shed some very interesting light on these questions. He will talk about the Berger Collection painting The Crucifixion and how it—and pictures like it—fulfilled a crucial function in medieval life.
The Crucifixion is one of the Berger Collection’s most important paintings. Heslop has declared The Crucifixion "the best preserved English devotional panel painting of the fifteenth century on the planet (so far discovered).” The painting will go on view on level 6 of the North Building in early March for the first time since 1999.
Tickets are free for Museum Associates and FOPAS members, $5 students, $8 for DAM members, $10 others.
Sponsored by the Berger Collection.
Image credit: Unknown British artist, The Crucifixion (detail), about 1395. Tempera and oil with gilded tin relief on oak panel. Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum