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Student Research Paper

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Spring 2017

Department 1



Medieval artists often blended sacred and secular imagery in their works, though especially stained glass windows. The stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral, for example, use images of commoners at work and depictions of food to convey religious messages. This paper discusses three such examples and their significance to both the lay community of Chartres and the teachings of the Church.


Written for ARTH 202: Medieval Art. Presented Undergraduate Research Week Poster Showcase on April 4, 2017.

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