Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste,a miniature from the Syriac Gospel Lectionary, ca.1220  Vatican Library

The Vatican Library will reopen on Monday, September 20th, ending a three year period of being closed for restoration.

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Mail Online World News
from BBC News

A 12th century missal is being returned by the British Library to the Cathedral City of Benevento, Naples. The manuscript had previously been thought by the city to have been destroyed during the second World War.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A rare 13th century English Bible has been bought by the University of South Carolina and the Hollings Library. The book, a missal , is dominated almost exclusively by liturgical text rather than images, and was used by the clergy during the celebration of the Mass.
from Art Knowledge News
Marriage of Charles IV and Marie of Luxembourg 1455 by Jean Fouquet

An exhibition at the Getty Center, beginning on November 16, will focus on the major historical influence of French Illuminated manuscript painting from the mid - 13th through the beginning of 15th century.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gilding the Lilly:A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library

A special exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts will begin October 1st at Indiana University's Lilly Library. This exhibition has been guest curated by Christopher De Hamel.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Research at Oxford shows that the Garima Gospels may date from between 330 and 650 AD, making it among the world's oldest illuminated manuscripts, and the oldest Ethiopian manuscript yet found.
The Art Newspaper

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Faddan More Psalter reveals an ancient Coptic source

Manuscript dug from from an Irish bog in 2006 reveals a surprising Egyptian link. Papyrus bits found in the lining of the leather binding of an eight century Irish Psalter recovered from a Tipperary bog four years ago provides tantalizing physical evidence of a link connecting early Irish Christianity to the ancient Middle Eastern Coptic Church. (from the Irish Independent News 9/5/10)

Friday, September 3, 2010

David Cohen's Decade of Exhibitions at the New York Studio School 2001-2010

opens Thursday,September 9th at the NYSS.
The exhibition  highlights a stellar range of contemporary artists including:

Frank Auerbach

Frances Barth

Rackstraw Downes

Mernet Larsen

Dorothea Rockburne