St Hildegard of Bingen, the twelfth-century German mystic, is renowned for the lushly-detailed writings of her visions of divinity and the spectacularly illustrated and coloured illuminations with which they are accompanied. Marc Chagall, the mid-twentieth-century Jewish artist, is known for his striking theological paintings, featuring an array of topics, symbols and colours inspired by the traditions of Western Christian art with a modern, timely edge. Though separated by centuries, these two artists surprisingly hold much in common, particularly in their unorthodox and striking examination and depiction of Jesus. This presentation will explore the artistic composition and underlying theological implications of their depictions of Christ, focusing especially on Hildegard’s “The Trinity in the Unity” and Chagall’s “White Crucifixion”.

Image: Marc Chagall, 'White Crucifxion', via Flickr

Speaker: Larissa Rosendale, University of Aberdeen

Date & Time: Wednesday 7 July, 7.30-9pm

Cost: £10 (students £6)

Venue: Online via zoom

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