Perspectives Art Explained

A medieval effort to visualize commentary

Feb 13, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It's as much about the power of images as anything I know."

Curator Melanie Holcomb explains the power of "Curtain of the Tabernacle," one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra.

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Throughout 2013, The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Katherine Dahab

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