Sunday, August 30, 2009

from Art Knowledge News : Medieval Manuscripts at the Getty Center

from Art Knowledge News :

The Medieval Scriptorium, an exhibition for young people opening November 24 and running through February 28, 2010, will bring to life the world of ancient scriptoria and the medieval technology of manuscript production.

Beginning this week,
Out of Bounds
,(September 1st to November 8) offers an intimate glimpse into the often irreverent and playful imagery contained in the margins of medieval manuscripts.

Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
(November 17, 2009–April 18 , 2010) collection of early scientific and alchemical manuscripts, maps and diagrams showcasing the exchange of cross cultural ideas and influences occurring in the early modern period.

Getty Center

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Three images from the manuscript collection at the University of Liege

University of Liege

Averbode Gospels, ms 363, Nativity (below) 12th century

Psalter of Lambert le Begue, ms 431 , historiated initial with The Raising of Lazurus (above)
13th century

Book of Hours, France, 15th century
St.John on Patmos

(ms Witttert 15
University of Liege)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The St.Albans Psalter at the University of Aberdeen, U.K.

Three Mary's at the Tomb

image from St. Louis University digital collection

The 12th century psalter contains magnificent examples of English Romanesque painting:

St.Albans project

Monday, August 10, 2009

Here's the link again to the Met's blog on its Pen and Parchment exhibition:

cast- a -wish #1: to see this show before it closes in a couple of weeks.

FromMedievalist.Net: The Psalter and Commentary

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Takami Matsuda's Homepage ( European Illustrated Books and Manuscripts 1400-1700)

Pages from the Past: Medieval Books in South Carolina Collections

"A single folio showing an angel presenting the Virgin and Child with a basket of fruit, from a Book of Hours produced in Lyons, ca. 1485-90, and illuminated in the style of the Rosenberg Master".

above image and text taken from:


Illuminated Manuscripts USF Special Collections with Leslie Stone

Illuminations:Treasures of the Middle Ages

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spanish Illuminations at the Morgan and facsimile links

Good article in the NY Sun (from a couple of years ago), about an exhibit at the Morgan Library called Apocalypse Then featuring the Morgan's famous book of Spanish illuminated manuscripts, The Morgan Beatus:

A commercial site, OMI, selling facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts and books:
A portal to other sites offering facsimile editions:

Pages of Gold: Medieval Illuminations at the Morgan, ends September 13 th

leaf from the Winchester Bible, Morgan Library

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Medieval Margins at the Getty

In September, an exhibit entitled Out of Bounds, at the J. Paul Getty Museum , will focus on images in the margins of medieval manuscripts. ( image on right, from Macclesfield Psalter, taken from GotMedieval blog

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pen and Parchment exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ends August 23

just one more : Virgin and Child From Notker’s Old German Psalter

Einsiedeln, 12th century
12 3/16 x 9 7/16 in. (31 x 24 cm)Stiftsbibliothek, Saint Gall Cod. 21

Opening to the Gospel of John and the Punishment of AriusFrom the Bible of Stephen HardingCîteaux, France; 1109Bibliothèque Municipale, Dijon, MS 15

Matthew Paris (ca. 1200–1259). The Virgin and Christ Child; Christ Crucified; Christ in Majesty. From Chronica Majora, vol. 1. Saint Albans, England, ca. 1240–53. Corpus Christi College Library, Cambridge, MS 26.

above images and captions taken from: