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By Michael Camille

What do all of them suggest – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing monks and somersaulting jongleurs to be discovered protuding from the perimeters of medieval structures and within the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal artwork, so frequently defined away as mere ornament or zany doodles, the place resistance to social constraints flourished.
Medieval image-makers concentrated cognizance at the underside of society, the excluded and the ejected. Peasants, servants, prostitutes and beggars all discovered their position, besides knights and clerics, engaged in impudent antics within the margins of prayer-books or, as gargoyles, at the outsides of church buildings. Camille brings us to an knowing of ways marginality functioned in medieval tradition and exhibits us simply how scandalous, subversive and impressive the paintings of the time may perhaps be.

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