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Virtual Talk: “The Stage and the Page: Jean Fouquet’s Martyrdom of St Apollonia” with Professor Véronique Plesch

October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Prof. Véronique Plesch will give a virtual talk to the Medieval Reading Group at the University of Dundee, Scotland, on Wednesday, 14 October at 1:00 p.m. EST. The title of her lecture is ‘The Stage and the Page: Jean Fouquet’s Martyrdom of St Apollonia’, a brief abstract of the paper is below:

Around 1460, Jean Fouquet, one of the most important French artists of his time, painted a depiction of the Martyrdom of St Apollonia for the Book of Hours of Étienne Chevalier. No study of French medieval theatre seems to be able to avoid reproducing Fouquet’s illumination, for it is one of the very rare renditions of the stage of a mystère. Despite abundant scholarship on this image, questions remain: what exactly does it depict? Why did Fouquet choose to represent the martyrdom of a saint as if taking place on the stage?

Prof. Plesch’s lecture will take place via ZOOM: use the link below to join.

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October 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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