Friday, January 14, 2011

The Illuminated Manuscript

Art and written language blended for the glory of God in the Monasteries of the Dark Ages and Middle ages.
The illumination of the beginning letter of a page or paragraph could be a stylistic design or a picture scene of common sights of the era.

Scenes of work were common, here a women leads a class of geometry a rarity and therefore notable occurrence during this time.

Books were rare and expensive works of knowledge and art.

Most books were of a Religious nature so the themes and stories were often illustrated in rich detail for those that could afford the final product.

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