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The Fall In Public Places

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In the period from the late eleventh to the early thirteenth centuries more public depictions of the fall began to appear in north-west Europe. These are by no means the earliest depictions of the subject; it was a popular theme on early Christian sarcophagi and on tenth century Irish crosses. While observations on general tendencies can give an indication of the ideas and backgrounds behind the public depictions of the fall, each individual work has its own characteristics and peculiarities, its own emphasis and mode of bringing across its message. Having determined what were the most usual forms, only analysis of individual works can give insight into how the iconography was adapted to a particular public. The first and most basic common factor in the representations of the fall of man in miniatures and in public works is the time factor.

Keywords: fall scene; miniatures; public depictions



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