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dc.contributor.authorSandgren, Eva
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the pictorial world of the medieval Vadstena Abbey church. The interior of the church was filled with altars and images that had the three separated groups of viewers in mind: the 60 nuns, the 25 conventual brothers and the numerous pilgrims coming to visit the shrine of Saint Birgitta. The pilgrims faced a pictorial message where the role of saint Birgitta was emphasized, but still one among all the other saints. The images directed to the nuns and the brothers accentuated the role of the Virgin Mary as the exemplarily follower of Christ. Furthermore, all the church interior was furnished to enhance the position of the nuns, i.e. that this monastic foundation was made primarily for women.
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dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure::WC Antiques, vintage and collectables::WCS Antiques, vintage and collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera and printed matteren_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QR Religion and beliefs::QRV Aspects of religion::QRVK Spirituality and religious experienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AK Design, Industrial and commercial arts, illustration::AKT Fashion and textile designen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AG The Arts: treatments and subjects::AGA History of arten_US
dc.subject.otherBook illumination; Textile history; Medieval monasticism; Saint Birgitta; Medieval art; Vadstena Abbey
dc.titleBirgittinerna och deras bilder
dc.title.alternativeEn studie av bild, rum och betraktare i Vadstena klosterkyrka omkring år 1500

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