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 housed an unusual number of visceral objects. By charting a long and consistent history of distinctly bodily artworks commissioned for the institution, this article unearths a proclivity at Maubuisson for flipping human forms inside-out. From the abbey’s Shrine Madonna and the controversially divided body of its founder, Blanche of Castile, to its multiple entrail tombs memorialising generations of royal body-parts, and even the performative discovery of ancient intestines hidden within its very walls, the article reconstructs what we might call an anatomical instinct at work across Maubuisson’s medieval and early modern history.

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
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 23:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70527
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8365.12425

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