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THE BOOK DIVINE: The History Of Manuscript Illumination

Ended Jan 28, 2021

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Illuminated manuscripts are hand made books that feature beautifully written text, decorated initials, and luminous colorful illustrations, often set on gleaming gold leaf backgrounds. These book illustrations are sometimes referred to as “miniatures”, but there's nothing minute about their significance in European art history. The new Christian faith was instrumental in spurring the invention of the bound book in the 4th century AD, and it was through the inventiveness of illuminators that some of the greatest masterpieces of western art were produced. Enjoy a world of luminosity in this presentation.


Date & Time:

January 28, 2021
Thursday, 2:00PM-3:15PM


Sean Crum


Online, a WebEx link will be provided before the start of class.

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