Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

 

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Dispensing Boons

Mahavihara Master, early 12th century, Bengal, eastern India or Bangladesh


Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

image for Wednesday, December 26th

   
       Korean folding screen, ink and color paintings of lotus,fish and  birds, 19th  century,  Chosôn  dynasty, Honolulu Museum of Art

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Parchment and Pixel: Gondarine sensul, St. George slaying the dragon, W...

Parchment and Pixel: Gondarine sensul, St. George slaying the dragon, W...: Gondarine sensul, St. George slaying the dragon, Walters Manuscript 36.10, fol. 2v , originally uploaded by Walters Art Museum Illuminated M...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Image for Monday morning, December 10, 2012

 
 St Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling Donor
by Domenico Ghirlandaio circa 1473
 
 
 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library:

Arthur's sword emerges from a lake; miniature,Northern France c.1316

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library: Historiated initial "R" with portrait of scribe inserted, Romanesque, 1075-1125 AD,Canterbury
from the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library:

illuminated initial second half of 12th century Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae

Parchment and Pixel: Vienna book of hours, Entombment, Walters Manuscri...

Parchment and Pixel: Vienna book of hours, Entombment, Walters Manuscri...: Vienna book of hours, Entombment, Walters Manuscript W.764, fol. 76v , originally uploaded by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts . T...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Van Alphen Hours, Initial M with two souls kneeling in prayer in Purgatory, Walters Manuscript W.782, fol. 200r

Van Alphen Hours, Initial H with Souls cast into Hellmouth, Walters Manuscript W.782, fol. 113r

Van Alphen Hours, Initial W with the Tiburtine Sibyl and the vision of the Ara coeli, Walters Manuscript W.782, fol. 92r

Gospels, binding, Walters Manuscript W.537, Lower board outside

Decorated woodcut in Hortus sanitatis

Full page woodcut in Hortus sanitatis

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Illuminated Manuscript, Bible (part), Creation of the world, and Eve, Walters Manuscript W.805, fol. 6v detail
Creation of the World and Eve
Illuminated manuscript, Bible,
Walters Manuscript W.805 fol.6v detail from Walters Illuminated Manuscripts on flickr
Illuminated Manuscript, Gloss on The lamentations of Jeremiah, Walters Manuscript W.30, fol. 3r

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dianne's Medieval Writing: Manuscripts and Naked Hands

Dianne's Medieval Writing: Manuscripts and Naked Hands:   It's been a long time between drinks, But hopefully I can get back on the airwaves again. Well sometimes reality interferes with your cyb...


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Parchment and Pixel: Two leaves from the Mirror of human salvation, The...

Parchment and Pixel: Two leaves from the Mirror of human salvation, The...: Two leaves from the Mirror of human salvation, The Annunciation and Moses and the Burning Bush, Walters Manuscript W.149, fol. 2v , a photo ...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Death and Devotion at the Getty

New exhibition showcases visions of dying and eternity in the Middle Ages

The images posted below are not from the exhibition- click on the above link for images from the exhibit, in particular  Denise Poncher Before Death, by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse, circa 1500. It's a recent Getty purchase that hasn't been shown yet by the museum.


funeral image, corspe in coffin, from the office of the dead, Rohan Master 15th century


                                                               

Harrowing of Hell  from Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Limbourg Brothers, 15th century

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Walters Receives $265,000 Grant

Walters Receives $265,000 Grant: The Walters Art Museum had received a $265,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize and catalog 113 illuminated medieval manuscripts from Flanders.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Confessio,St. Patrick in Art- from the Royal Irish Academy



                                           Franks Casket

The grave of a young girl marks a time of transition from Anglo-Saxon to Christian ritual.

from Artdaily.org:

Cambridge University's Archaeological Unit finds 7th-century teen buried in her bed

Friday, January 13, 2012

                                                                  Master of Mary of Burgundy
                                                                                   Lady at Window from the Hours of Mary of Burgundy  1480              
                                                                                                                           7x5 inches                                                                                       

from Fine Books and Collections:
Les Enluminures to exhibit works by Willem Vrelant in special exhibition of Flemish illuminated manuscripts


Willem Vrelant


Master of Mary of Burgundy