Suddenly its all come good on access to the work. The folks at the V&A have been outstanding; I’m seeing both pieces – The Screen and The Alabaster - next Monday!
With the Rood Screen I’m even getting to see the documentation before I see the work. I’m attending a Study Day at the V&A this Saturday so I’ve arranged for them to leave copes of primary and secondary source stuff on the Rood Screen at reception for me to collect.
So now I’ve two nice pieces to look at the challenge is to close on an essay title.
What purpose does the Black presence play in the form and function on the Rood Screen?
What purpose does the Black presence play in the form and function on the Alabaster Piece?