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    • Aspects of courtly love as seen in gothic ivories 

      Peterson, Suzanne N. (Northern Illinois University, 1982)
      Ivory carving, perhaps more so than any other popular art form of the Gothic era (c. 1150-1450), departed from the traditional forms of sacred art, which required only religious iconography, and established a new outlet ...
    • Aspects of Norse goddesses in art 

      Sipavich, Lori L. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
      The original goal of this thesis was to identify female depictions in Norse art as specific goddesses, and to discover why the depictions of females are outnumbered by those of males. Several subsequent discoveries changed ...
    • The bronze doors of Augsburg : historical, technical, and symbolic analysis 

      Achilles, Rolf (Northern Illinois University, 1973)
      The bronze panels of the main portal of the Cathedral of Augsburg are the subject of this study. Only two indepth studies of the doors have been done In the last fifty years and they present contrasting views. Through a ...
    • The eastern origin of the Utrecht Psalter illustrations 

      Constantinidou-Spiliakos, Amalia (Northern Illinois University, 1980)
      It is largely agreed that the illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter, dated c. 830 A.D., are copies of a revised version, dated between the sixth and the eighth centuries, of a probable fourth or fifth century archetype. ...
    • The iconography of the Merovingian cross-page : apotropaic and cosmological symbolism in early mediaeval art 

      Small, Thomas W. A. (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
      In the Christian world, the cultus of the Holy Cross reached its peak in the seventh and eighth centur ies. During this period, the Merovingian art of Northwestern Europe reflected the contemporary belief in the sign of ...
    • The lemon, an investigation into its uses and implications in seventeenth-century Dutch still-life paintings 

      Redemer, Blaine Reece (Northern Illinois University, 1994)
      This thesis examines the use of the lemon in Dutch still-life paintings in an effort to discover why such fruit, which is not indigenous to the Netherlands, could play such a prominent role in Dutch seventeenth-century ...
    • The origin and dissemination of the fifteenth-century manuscript illumination motif, Bianchi Girari 

      Kittrell, Sean Danielle (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      This thesis seeks specifically to clarify the origin and dissemination of the fifteenth -century Italian manuscript illumination, a border decoration known as bianchi girari, which can be translated as "white vine meanderings". ...
    • The soldier drawings of Niklaus Manuel 

      Cole, Carl H. (Northern Illinois University, 1981)
      The Swiss Renaissance artist Niklaus Manuel (1484-1530) was a major figure in sixteenth century Switzerland not only artistically, but also politically. The Italian wars of the sixteenth century, caused by a power struggle ...
    • Visual sources in the visions of Julian of Norwich 

      Lermack, Annette (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      The visions of Christ's Passion which Julian of Norwich experienced in 1373 reflect visual imagery commonly found in fourteenth-century manuscript illuminations. Some scholars have noted that Julian of Norwich's written ...