Online talk: The Rosemarkie Pictish stones and the great insular Gospel Books (Durrow, Lindisfarne & Kells]
08 April 2021, Starts: 19:30
The Rosemarkie Pictish stones and the great insular Gospel Books (Durrow, Lindisfarne & Kells]
Online talk by Professor Michelle Brown
Groam House Museum contains a fascinating collection of Pictish carved stones and also the archive of George Bain who was instrumental in stimulating the 20th-century revival of interest in early medieval art from these islands. Among the artistic inspirations for both were the great illuminated Insular Gospel books - notably the Books of Durrow and Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels, which span the late seventh to early ninth centuries. The interlacing lines of connection between them all and the historical and cultural contexts for their production will be explored in this celebration of the Pictish contribution.
Michelle P. Brown FSA is Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and was formerly the Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.