Dennis Dechant

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Seventh Year
Medieval and Byzantine Art

Lyle Dechant studies studies Medieval Art under Prof. Jacqueline Jung. He earned his MA from the University of Oregon following a tenure as the director of a small museum in rural Montana. His particular areas of interest are the illumination of secular manuscripts in the German-speaking lands, the court as a locus of art patronage and consumption, and visual manifestations of courtly love and eroticism. His PhD dissertation treats the frontispieces of the Codex Manesse as evidence of the reading practices of secular urban elites around 1300.