Virtual Sunday Morning Seminar
February 21 and 28
Rich in poetic imagery but slim in story matter, the psalms are not easy to illustrate. Yet medieval copies of psalm texts, lettered and embellished by hand, match words and pictures in surprising ways.
This two-part series examines a handful of manuscripts that bear witness to the imagination and devotion of scribes, artists and the praying faithful from the 9th century to the eve of the Reformation.
Jean Sorabella is an independent art historian and writer. She earned her doctorate at Columbia University. Jean taught at Columbia University, Smith College, and Providence College, and currently lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has led previous seminars at the Presbyterian Church on representations of the Nativity and the material world of Martin Luther.