Research Forum Summer Term 2011
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Visual Forms of Franciscan Pastoral Care: The Humble Man's Wedding at Cana
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
17.30, Research Forum South Room
San Francesco, Assisi, Umbria, Italy. Photograph © Courtauld Institute of Ar t
Speaker(s): Professor Amy Neff (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Dr Joanna Cannon
Analysis of two late thirteenth-century images of the Wedding at Cana – in the Upper Church of S. Francesco at Assisi, and in the manuscript of the Supplicationes variae (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Plut 25.3) – forms the heart of this lecture.
Discussion of these paintings' iconography and audience leads to a consideration of Franciscan images as tools of pastoral care.