Medieval religious art cartoon

medieval art cartoon

Medieval art in an art gallery.

The cartoon shows a visitor to an art gallery looking at an example of medieval religious art.
In the medieval era very few people were literate, resulting in images being very important for communicating religious doctrine.
The gallery visitor is feeling uneasy about the idea of appreciating art that was aimed at an audience of illiterates.
It is a cartoon about intellectual snobbery in the art world.

Cartoon drawn: 2019
Cartoon reference number: art052
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