Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art and Design
John R. Decker
Hans Memling’s polyptych, Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, presents many art historical issues. In my thesis, I have addressed the scholarly debate about the original construction of the currently separated six extant panels of this work. I have also attempted to put this object in its original context by considering contemporary religious movements and painting customs, identifying the patron and examining the artist, and exploring themes within the imagery in the framework of Early Modern devotional practice.
Piorko, Megan, "Nothing Good without Pain: Hans Memling's Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2014.