Not Just Illuminations! Historical Wall Paintings of the Gothic School of St Albans

Posted March 14, 2017 4:11 pm by David Clayton

Not Just Illuminations! Historical Wall Paintings of the Gothic School of St Albans

Recently, I suggested that Matthew Paris and other artists of the 14th Gothic illuminations (which I have called the “School of St Albans” after the town where Paris lived and worked) might be a model for the reestablishment of a liturgical style for the Roman rite, in the way that the Eastern Church so successfully reestablished the iconographic tradition for the Byzantine liturgy in the middle of the 20th century.One reader wondered if it would really be possible to adapt a style that is known largely as one for book illuminations and on a small scale to full-scale liturgical art.

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