Dianne Phillips

Dianne Phillips is an art historian specializing in late medieval Italian art. She lectures on religious imagery to parish groups and college classes.

Articles by Dianne Phillips

A Sign of Contradiction

Donna Sadler’s study of late medieval Northern carved altarpieces focuses on their impact on the senses. 

The Making of Church Screens

The eleven essays collected in this volume study the partitions separating the nave from the chancel or choir.

Life Intertwined

The Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi is one of the great monuments of the late Middle Ages. Begun in 1228, less than two years after the death of Saint Francis, it quickly became a magnet for pilgrims, and its construction was a source of controversy under the early minister general Elias of Cortona.