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A weekly feature on Northland Morning keeping you up to date on Twin Ports art happenings. Airs Mondays at 8:20. Hosted by Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute.

Where's Art: Medieval conceptions of Mary and the Christ Child

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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo
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Duccio di Buoninsegna: Madonna and Child with Two Angels (Crevole Madonna)

Annie takes note of the ways that early medieval renderings of Mary and the Baby Jesus often depicted the child's features as mature, already imbued with wisdom, and how those conceptions changed later in the renaissance period as more infant-like.

Some art movies that may be of interest:

  • Maudie, a 2016 biopic about Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis
  • Kusama: Infinity, a 2018 documentary about Japanese painter Yayoi Kusama.
  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2016)
  • Mr. Turner, a 2014 biographical drama about the later years of English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner
Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.