Michael Camille

Peter Furtado and Michael Leamann remember the late Michael Camille.

Last June, the innovative and creative art historian Michael Camille contributed to the History Today-Reaktion Books lecture series Picturing the Past, with a talk on ‘Spinning Pigs and Smelly Streets: The Other Chartres’. The subject matter, part of his current project to bring together the secular art of the medieval street with that of the cathedral and court, was typical of his work, which brought his fresh and earthy eye to the world of medieval art, architecture and sculpture. Tragically, later that same evening he was rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a brain tumour; he died on April 29th, 2002, aged forty-four.

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