Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS

Art in Miniature:

Illuminated Books of Hours in the Late Middle Ages

Miniature art galleries full of gold and costly colour that survived the advent of book printing by a century

Lecturer: Sophie Oosterwijk

Dr Sophie Oosterwijk publishes widely on medieval sculpture, drama, iconography and tomb monuments, addressing in particular the wider socio-historical and cultural context of art and literature. Her research interests also include the history of childhood and its presentation in art, and the question of representation v. likeness in portraiture. She is currently studying the history and development of the danse macabre (see list of publications below).

Sophie's web page