Gallery Chat – Illuminated Manuscripts

 
 

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Let’s take a look at a few illuminated  manuscripts,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there any project that you have taken years to produce /create?

What is the value in spending one’s time in the creative process?

Pick a category of art production and take one month to complete the project…

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FROM Wikipedia – Illuminated manuscripts, 

In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated.

An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration, such as decorated initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition of the term, an illuminated manuscript only refers to manuscripts decorated with gold or silver, but in both common usage and modern scholarship, the term is now used to refer to any decorated or illustrated manuscript from the Western traditions. Comparable Far Eastern works are always described as painted, as are Mesoamerican works. Islamic manuscripts are usually referred to as illuminated but can also be classified as painted.

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