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Opicinus de Canistrislocked

(b Lomello, Dec 24, 1296; d Avignon, c. 1354).
  • Catherine Harding

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Italian parish priest, manuscript illuminator and scholar. His drawings explored the connections between vision, reason and spirituality. In particular, he was drawn to the idea of training the ‘inner eye’ of reason, and he hoped that his images would provide tools for spiritual discernment. He worked as a schoolmaster and priest until ...

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