Title Challenges in Researching Medieval Ecclesiastic Art in Finland — The Passion of Christ in the Visual and Material Culture of Medieval Finland
Author email katja.j.falt@jyu.fi
About author Fält, Katja Johanna — Ph.D., post doctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä. 15 Seminaarinkatu, Jyväskylä, Finland, 40014.
In the section Western Art from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 204212
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.033(4) Index BBK 85.14

Medieval devotion was constructed, defined and made visible with the help of images and objects. Images and objects were thus deeply interconnected to devotional and liturgical practices. One of the expressions of medieval devotion was directed towards the Passion of Christ. The cult became highly popular in medieval Finland and influenced the visual and material culture of the Diocese. The Passion was included in the pictorial programmes of wall paintings and Christ’s suffering and dead body was materialized in statues, as well as in liturgical objects and textiles. The article is concerned with the devotion directed to the Passion of Christ in medieval Finland, with the ways it was manifested visually and materially in the ecclesiastic context, and with some of the challenges related to the research of the subject.

Reference Fält, Katja J. Challenges in Researching Medieval Ecclesiastic Art in Finland — The Passion of Christ in the Visual and Material Culture of Medieval Finland. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 204–212. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language english
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