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Ian

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Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
« on: 2014-07-16, 02:37:32 »
Staring at the images on websites like Manuscript Miniatures for hours on end doing research is a wonderful modern resource, but it really separates you from the craftsmanship, skill, artistry, and sheer beauty that goes in to actually making a medieval illuminated manuscript.  I was fumbling around on the Getty Museum's website tonight and came across this great mini documentary that outlines the process.  It's quite fascinating and gives you a much better appreciation for medieval illuminations.


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Re: Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
« Reply #1 on: 2014-07-16, 04:13:06 »
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Thanks for the video! Very interesting.

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Re: Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
« Reply #2 on: 2014-07-16, 13:01:14 »

Awesome! Yeah, I've always found this process to be beautiful and amazing.

I have this scheduled to post to the Order's FB page today.
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Re: Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
« Reply #3 on: 2014-07-16, 16:34:57 »
Huh, I always wondered what they did if they made a mistake.

Very cool little documentary!
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Re: Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
« Reply #4 on: 2014-07-16, 19:42:40 »
Definitely going to watch tonight...my wife and I took illumination course in the SCA...just rudimentary stuff so I am sure this will be helpful