Tempera on wooden panel
9ft x 5ft
Monastery of Santa Chiara in Assissi (Monastery of Saint Clare)
I chose this image to annotate as I find it appealing, perhaps because it is of an important woman when so much art of the time depicts men (other than the many depictions of the Virgin Mary). The scenes from St Clare's life add meaning to the image for me and led me to become more interested and find out more about her. I think the image works for its original purpose and I can sense how it could have influenced women in early medieval times to have followed the Order of Poor Ladies.