The Body Inside-Out:Anatomical Memory at Maubuisson Abbey

Hartnell, Jack (2019) The Body Inside-Out:Anatomical Memory at Maubuisson Abbey. Art History, 42 (2). pp. 242-273. ISSN 0141-6790

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Abstract

The now destroyed Abbey of Maubuisson, situated just northwest of Paris, was a religious foundation that over the centuries crafted a uniquely visceral visual culture. By charting a long history of the institution from its medieval foundation to its early modern demise, this essay looks to Maubuisson's bodies - figures formed of painted wood, marble, gilded copper, and raw preserved flesh - in order to unearth a long-standing proclivity at the abbey for flipping the human form inside-out. Maubuisson brings to light a new context with which we might begin to read medieval and early modern objects: a case study in the folding together of medicine, religious ritual, and sculpture into a distinctive form of institutional, anatomical memory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: art history,medieval,history of medicine,anatomy,sculpture,france
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 23:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70527
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8365.12425

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