A Few Fun Middle Ages Art Things

Posted on January 6, 2020


The image on this post is the one that I was talking about in class today – Yoda made a special guest appearance in a manuscript. It was found by the curator of medieval manuscripts at the British Library, and has turned the blog into something of an internet phenomenon.

From Vox, we have a great video explaining our pressing question from class today: why did babies (especially Jesus) in Middle Ages paintings look like little old men?

And what about all of those dang snails?

Finally, from Mental Floss and the always awesome John Green comes 39 facts about the Middle Ages! The travel tips are still relevant.