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Title: Una danza “macabra” di tradizione valdese in Provenza: Bar-sur-Loup
Authors: Ramello, Laura
Keywords: Waldesian literary productionWooden panel in Bar-sur-LoupMacabre literary tradition
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Laura Ramello, "Una danza “macabra” di tradizione valdese in Provenza: Bar-sur-Loup", in: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, XV (2009), pp. 29-45
The wooden panel kept in the church Saint-Jacques-Majeur in Bar-sur-Loup, features both images and a text written in a beautiful textura. The article discusses the editions of the text by Chabaneau, Schneegans and Maillard. What is missing, is a reading focused on the parallels between images and text. The study analyses the verses, while simultaneously looking at the images. The author proposes to look at the text as articulated in four stanzas of eight verses each, except for the second stanza, with its nine lines. This reading enables the elucidation of some problems regarding both the images and the text. Moreover, the suggested division integrates the text in a group of analogous productions: danses macabres are characterised by a structure of stanzas of eight verses. Finally, the author individuates some elements, especially linguistic ones, which could help in the attribution of the panel. According to the author, the 'Dance of Death of Bar' belongs to the production of the Waldensian culture (which experienced an epoch of great blossoming between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th Century), and it was created in a place different from the one where the panel is now preserved.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1123-2684
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:2009 / 15 Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali

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