Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Art of Enclosure...

Wienhausen, Cistercian convent, cloister walk with chests

Eberbach, Cistercian monastery, interior

Psalter and Hours of Bonne of Luxembourg
A life-size arme Christi, the side wound of Christ, or "the entrance to Christ's heart"

"Paradiesgartlein," Kloster Ebstorf
Silk flowers for an "enclosed garden"

Portable altar, German, ca. 1490, D.C., National gallery of Art

Garden of virtues, Somme le roi, London, British Library

Images ~ from The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany