The Art of Manuscript Illumination

Course Ref: C3744188
Date: 8 meetings on Tuesdays starting 14/01/2020. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: South Reading Leisure Centre Northumberland Avenue
Tutor: Dalila Castelijn
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Fee: £78.00

Illuminated manuscripts; handwritten books decorated with gold, brilliant colours, and elaborate designs have a long tradition in Europe, with production moving from monasteries to major centres such as Paris and Bruges. From the 8th c. Lindisfarne Gospels to the 15th c. Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy we shall examine how such highly prized items were made and why; we shall consider who commissioned them and assess the style of a variety of artists involved in their production.

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