Manuscripts · Medieval Art and Architecture

Astrology and Zodiac Signs in Medieval Art

Medieval Europeans were pretty serious about astrology. The belief that that stars and planets influenced daily life was fundamental to the medieval calendar and cycle of seasons. For this reason, zodiac signs appear all over medieval art and architecture, often in unexpected places. Check out some examples in my article for DailyArt Magazine.

Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval Art“. Published on DailyArt Magazine, December 14, 2020.

Image: Virgo (August) on the Zodiac Window, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, Chartres, France.

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