Le désert médiéval, expression du merveilleux

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serval:BIB_61488814B59C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Le désert médiéval, expression du merveilleux
Journal
Alif : Journal of comparative poetics
Author(s)
Roman Nathalie
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Pages
135-155
Language
french
Notes
American University of Cairo
Abstract
In biblical texts, the desert is used as a means to test faith: lacking water but full of monsters, dangers, and temptations. The iconography of the desert gained popularity at the end of the Middle Ages. The origin of this success can be explained by the rise of the saints' cults, like Saints Anthony, Paul, and Jerome. The article shows that the more the paintings represented realistic landscapes during the fifteenth century, the more the desert attributes became symbolic, leading to the paradox of a forest representing a desert landscape.
Keywords
iconographie, forêt, désert, saints
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