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Other activities are much less frequent although very widespread.

Preaching

preaching of Saint Mary-Magdalen

Although practiced here by a woman (Saint Mary-Magdalen), it was a men's activity in the Middle Ages, practiced by members of the secular or regular clergy.


In these two images, the attitudes clearly reflect those of the painters contemporaries. The audience is often sitting on the ground while the preacher is standing, counting his arguments on his fingers, sometimes speaking from a mobile pulpit.

preaching of saint Erige

War

Soldiers and archers are numerous and well equipped, even if the weapons and the armours seem unusual.

soldiersarchers


The painter often mocks these almost caricatural characters, or maybe these rough physiognomies reflect only the reality of the enrolment, often mercenary, of armed bands.

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