Museum Catharijneconvent opens a new exhibition on Northern and Southern European art from 1100 to 1350 on 25 October.

The North & South exhibition can be seen in the Utrecht museum until January 26. The works of art that come to Utrecht are all related to the altar, the most important and holy meeting place in the Middle Ages.

Among other things, the exhibition shows two medieval paintings, one made in Catalonia and the other in Norway. On the panels, despite the distance between the places where they were made, the two figures have elongated fingers, reddish-brown curly locks and the eyebrows continue in one line in the nose.

"It gives a special feeling that we are exposing a fundamental aspect of European cultural history here: the unity between North and South that originated in medieval Europe through the spread of Christianity," says guest curator Justin Kroesen.