Many of the subjects depicted in medieval windows were also painted on church walls. They include images of Christ, stories of saints, and Christian pieties. Many such paintings complemented images in stained glass. A new and well-illustrated book on these paintings written by our Features Editor, Roger Rosewell, has now been published by Shire Books.
There are chapters on ‘The Painted Church’; ‘The Purpose of Wall Paintings’; ‘The Subjects: The Bible and Saints’; ‘The Subjects: Death and Judgement’; ‘The Subjects: Pieties and Transgressions’; ‘Text and Other Subjects’; ‘Making Wall Paintings’; ‘Wall Paintings and the Other Arts’; ‘Reformation and Afterwards’; ‘Domestic Wall Paintings’; and ‘Survival and Conservation’. There are also suggestions of further reading and a gazetteer.
Medieval Wall Paintings, paperback; 96 pages; nearly 100 colour photographs, price £7.99 1ISBN: 9780747812937.