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Art and Anecdote on the Road to Santiago

This year marks the holy year of the city Santiago de Compostela, when the Feast Day of Saint James the Greater—July 25—falls on a Sunday. This program revisits the magnificent Romanesque structure with a virtual presentation reconstructing the Romanesque Cathedral, talks, and a musical feast featuring pieces from the famed Codex Calixtinus, performed by the group Lionheart.

Professor David Simon presents a compelling discussion of the roll of anecdote on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and its presence in the public art along the way. Pilgrimage is defined by liminality, the state of existing between two planes­­—between the origin and the destination, the exalted and the mundane. Anecdote, Simon suggests, was used to bridge the biblical with the quotidian, and in theis way provided a means of merging the Christian narrative and the pilgrim’s Christian life.

David L. Simon, Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, Colby College; welcome and introduction by Roberto Varela Fariña, Conselleiro de Cultura e Turismo, Xunta de Galicia, and by Ignacio Santos Cidrás, Director-Xerente da S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo


Learn more about pilgrimage in medieval Europe:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pilg/hd_pilg.htm

Learn more about Romanesque art on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rmsq/hd_rmsq.htm

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