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  • Record Number: 5254
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  • Title: Learned Reading, Vernacular Seeing: Jacques Daret's "Presentation in the Temple"
  • Source URL: Art Bulletin (Full Text via JSTOR) 82, 3 (September 2000): 428-452. Link Info target = '_blank'>Art Bulletin (Full Text via JSTOR) 82, 3 (September 2000): 428-452. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France- Benedictine Abbey of St. Vaast- Chapel- Altarpiece- Presentation in the Temple Art History- Painting Childbirth Churching Daret, Jacques, Painter- Presentation in the Temple Husbands Mary, Virgin, Saint- Doctrine
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Twenty illustrations. Figure One Jacques Daret, Visitation (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie). Figure Two Daret, Nativity (Madrid, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza). Figure Three Daret, Adoration of the Magi (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie). Figure Four Daret, Presentation in the Temple (Paris, Musée du Petit Palais). Figure Five Jacquemart de Hesdin, Manuscript illumination Presentation in the Temple (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale ms 11060-1, p. 98). Figure Six Bedford Master, M
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  • Abstract: Jacques Daret's "Presentation in the Temple" spoke to early fifteenth-century audiences of differing analytical abilities and backgrounds. Drawing on sources ranging from Latinate theology to vernacular texts and local customs, imagery in the panel concerns issues pertinent to both theologians and literate and illiterate lay citizenry. While its references to the Immaculate Conception and witty manipulation of a Latin inscription engaged only the learned, allusions to Arras's famous thaumaturgical relic, the Sainte Chandelle, reached a broader audience. Further, its staging of Mary's purification as a churching, the contemporary ritual following childbirth, held special appeal for Arras's female community. [Reproduced by permission of the College Art Association].
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00043079
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