By Christine M. Boeckl
From biblical instances to the onset of the Black loss of life within the fourteenth century, leprosy used to be thought of the worst human sickness, either medically and socially. in basic terms fifty years in the past, leprosy, or Hansen s disorder, was once an incurable infectious ailment, and nonetheless is still a grave worldwide predicament. lately, leprosy has generated consciousness in scholarly fields from clinical technology to the visible arts. This interdisciplinary art-historical survey on lepra and its visualization in sculpture, work of art, stained glass, and different media offers new info at the historical past of artwork, medication, faith, and ecu society. Christine M. Boeckl continues that a number of the terrifying features of the ailment ruled the visible narratives of ancient and mythical figures afflicted with leprosy. For rulers, beggars, saints, and sinners the metaphor of leprosy turns into the historical past opposed to which their fascinating tales are projected.
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Sixty one Fig. three. four Fig. three. five Gentile da Fabriano, ἀ e Crippled and the ailing Cured on the Tomb of St. Nicholas, 1425, painted panel. sixty three Fig. four. 1 Josaphat Meets a Leper and a Cripple on the Gate of Jerusalem, aspect from Vincent Beauvais, Miroir Historial, fol. 373, ebook illumination. 70 Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Naaman’s healing within the Jordan, element of Naaman Triptych, ca. 1524, painted panel. seventy four Fig. four. three Christ therapeutic a Leper, element from Andrews Diptych, ninth century? , ivory aid. seventy six Fig. four. four aspect from Christ therapeutic Ten Lepers, twelfth century, mosaic, Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. seventy seven Fig. four. five aspect from Emperor Constantine Struck with Leprosy, ca. 1240, fresco, Capella di San Silvestro, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome. eighty one Fig. four. 2 Acknowledgments Illustrations ix aspect from Pope Sylvester Baptizes Emperor Constantine, ca. 1240, fresco, Capella di San Silvestro, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome. eighty two Fig. four. 7 St. Martin and a Leprous Beggar, aspect from Cšeriny Altar, painted panel. eighty four Fig. four. eight Israel van Meckenem, St. Elizabeth with a Leprous Beggar (Die Heilige Elisabeth), 1475–80, engraving. 86 Fig. four. nine St. Elzéar of Sabran Ministering to Leprosy sufferers, ca. 1373, marble carving. 88 Fig. five. 1 aspect from Christ therapeutic a Leper, twelfth century, mosaic, Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. 103 Fig. 6. 1 element from Emperor Constantine Struck with Leprosy, ca. 1240, fresco, Capella di San Silvestro, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome. 112 aspect from Constantine Oἀers the Tiara to Sylvester, ca. 1246, fresco, Capella di San Silvestro, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome. 114 aspect of Officium Stratoris, ca. 1246, fresco, Capella di San Silvestro, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome. one hundred fifteen Prefect Tarquinius Interrogating St. Sylvester, 1322, fresco. aspect of Legend of Sylvester, Constantine, and Helena, fresco, Hohe Domkirche St. Peter und Maria, Cologne. 118 Fig. 6. five St. Peregrinus, the Leprous Pilgrim, 1350–51, e-book illumination. 121 Fig. 6. 6 St. Elizabeth putting a Leper in Her Husband’s mattress, element of Holy Kinship Altar, 1516? , painted panel, Smrecany Church, Slovakia. a hundred twenty five St. Elizabeth’s Eviction from Wartburg (left) and St. Elizabeth Bathes a Leprous sufferer (right), information of Holy Kinship Altar, 1516? , painted panel, Smrecany Church, Slovakia. 126 Fig. four. 6 Fig. 6. 2 Fig. 6. three Fig. 6. four Fig. 6. 7 x photographs of Leprosy Hans Holbein the Elder, St. Elizabeth with ἀ ree Male Petitioners, 1516, painted panel, correct wing, Sebastian’s Altar. 127 Cosimo Rosselli, Christ therapeutic a Leper, aspect of ἀ e Sermon at the Mount, 1481, fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Palace. 133 Fig. 7. 2 Christ therapeutic a Leper, a comparability of information from figs. 2. 6 and seven. 1. one hundred thirty five Fig. 7. three Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Naaman Triptych, ca. 1524, painted panel. 137 Fig. 7. four Cornelis Engebrechtsz, SS. Cosmos and Damian, 1524, aspect of Naaman Triptych (fig. 7. 3). 138 Fig. 7. five Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Soldier[? ]: ἀ e Leprous Naaman, 1524, element of Naaman Triptych (fig. 7. 3). 141 Fig. 7. 6 Cornelis Engebrechtsz, Soldier[? ]: ἀ e Leprous Gehazi, 1524, aspect of Naaman Triptych (fig.