Tag: illuminated manuscripts

Exhibition to Explore Difficult Truths about Medieval Art

In the words of sixteenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life during the later Middle Ages was “nasty, brutish, and short.” According to Getty Museum curators Kristen Collins and Bryan C. Keene, this view of the past was especially true if you were not a fully abled, white, wealthy, Christian, heterosexual cisgendered male.

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