The 'Dawns o Bowls' and the macabre in late medieval Welsh art and poerty

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    Abstract

    The medieval wall paintings recently discovered at Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan include a graphic and gruesome version of 'Death and the Gallant'. This article places the painting in the wider European context. However, work on late medieval art and literature in Wales suggests that there was less emphasis on the macabre and the memento mori in Wales than elsewhere, and this may link with the rather more positive Welsh approach to death and the hereafter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41 - 57
    Number of pages16
    JournalStudia Celtica
    Volume47
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

    Keywords

    • macabre
    • death
    • iconography

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