Claire LaBrecque


Claire LaBrecque Title: Associate Professor
Office: 3A33
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204-786-9295

Teaching Areas:
Medieval and Renaissance art & architecture; 12th - 17th Century stained glass; Medieval pilgrimage art.



HIST-1011 (3) Cross Currents in Global Art
HIST-2805 (3) The Power of Art: Visual Worship & Violence
HIST-3813(3) Art in Focus - Rogier van der Weyden
HIST-3816(6) Art & Architecture of Pilgrimage
HIST-3840(3or6) Seventeenth Century Art
HIST-3841(3or6) Arts of the Middle Ages
HIST-3842(3or6) Italian Renaissance Art
HIST-3843(3or6) Northern Renaissance Art
HIST-4801(6) Special Topics in Art History
HIST-4803(3/6) Gothic Revival Art & Architecture in Winnipeg


Research Interests:


Corpus Vitrearum International

Registry of Stained-Glass Windows in Canada (Dir. Prof. Shirley Ann Brown)

Vidimus, online publication on stained glass, Ed. Anna Eavis (English Heritage)

Canadian Society of Medievalists

Peregrinations – Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture

International Center of Medieval Art



Manuscript in progress: “Shedding Light on Collections of Pre-Modern Stained Glass in Canada”, C. Labrecque, R. Sanfaçon and J. Bugslag; 2nd vol. of the Canadian Corpus Vitrearum series.

 “More Stained-Glass Fragments from Park Abbey (Leuven) Discovered in Quebec”, in Vidimus, Issue 119 (March 2018)

“Scénographie du portail flamboyant du Nord-Est de la France et l'évocation du passé” , in Autour de l'architecture flamboyante en France de Roland Sanfaçon, Ed. Dr. Stéphanie Diane Daussy and Prof. Arnaud Timbert (Presses Universitaires du Septentrion – forthcoming 2018).

 “Evocation and Revocation of the Past in the Late Gothic Architecture, or the Transmission and Transformation of Classical Gothic Principles in the Late 15th-Century Effervescent Region of Picardy”, in Medieval Gothic Architecture and its Revivals: Transformation and Transmission through Time and Space, Ed. by Prof. Malcolm Thurlby and Candice Bogdanski (Cambridge Scholars Publishing – forthcoming 2018).

‘‘Dépôt lapidaire de l’ancienne église Saint-Wulphy de Rue (Somme)’’, in Regards sur les dépôts lapidaires de la France du Nord, Ed. Delphine Hanquiez, Centre de Recherches archéologiques et historiques anciennes et médiévales (CRAHM), Brepols Publishers, 2011, p.69-80.

“Volto Santo” and “Church Treasury”, in Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, Ed. Larissa Taylor. Leiden, E.J.Brill, 2009.

 “Les Trésoreries dans l’architecture picarde à la fin du Moyen Âge,” in Quadrilobe – histoire et patrimoine de Picardie (Departmental Journal of the Archives of Picardy, France), no 1: October, 2006, 123-134.

‘‘From Painting to Sculpture: The Delayed Impact of Represented Architectural Models from the Time of Rogier van der Weyden on the Pilgrimage Setting of the St. Esprit Chapel at Rue in Picardy”, in Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage, ed. Sarah Blick and Rita Tekippe. Leiden: E.J. Brill, November 2005, 77-95.

 ‘’Nicodemus’’ and ‘’Veronica’’, in Holy People of the World: An Encyclopaedia, Santa Barbara, ABC-Clio, 2004.

‘‘Du ‘gothique picard’ au ‘picard renaissant’: les voûtes de la chapelle du Saint-Esprit de Rue’’, RACAR (Revue d’art canadienne / Canadian Art Review) XXIII, 1-2/1996 (Autumn 1998), pp.14-21.

 ‘‘Réflexions sur le concept d’exposition Icône-Ikona’’, in The Icon in Canada: Recent Findings from the Canadian Museum of Civilization, ed. Robert B. Klymatsz. Hull, Canadian Museum of Civilization,1996, Mercury Series, no. 69, pp. 57-64.