Dr. Janet Snyder, professor of art history, has devoted a tremendous amount of her research to the art of northern Europe during the Renaissance. Accordingly, the fire that broke out at Notre Dame this week is quite important to her and northern European art, at large.
Listen to her interview on WV Metro News' "Talkline." (Interview begins at 1:30:32)Listen here!
To learn more on this topic, check out her book Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France: Appearance, Materials, and Significance (Ashgate, 2011), which examines the representation of textiles and clothing in northern French stone sculpture and the production of this sculpture.