Depictions of the Heavens: The Interface of Science, Religion and Art in Medieval Scandinavia
Welcome to a guest lecture by Christian Etheridge, University of Copenhagen
The cosmos was depicted in medieval art in a variety of forms, with the artists having to supplement the very basic biblical descriptions of the universe with information stemming from scientific manuals. This created many artistic portrayals of the cosmos in the form of images in church art, manuscripts and early printed images. These are put into content of the location where they would have been viewed and those who would interpret the images for a wider audience in the form of sermons and lectures. Christian Etheridge will treat some of these portrayals of the cosmos in a medieval Scandinavian context during the period 1000–1550.