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Over 500 image records dating from 400-1500 CE along with selected medievalist art from the 19th century. Records include descriptions, bibliography and links to related artwork. Descriptions and data are more detailed for newer records ( #1- #250).
Online catalog of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the very extensive collections of the British Library. Find a range of representations for many different subjects using the Advanced Search option.
Extremely rich site for understanding the art of a particular region and time. Search by theme, time period or geography to see key Works of Art, Related Exhibitions, and, under Related Content, Thematic Essays. Essays of interest include:
The author examines the economics of art production, particularly in the images of Elizabeth I; of strategies for influencing political situations by carefully planned programs of portraiture; of the seminal importance of extended clans of immigrant Flemish artists and of careers of artists Susanna Horenboult and Lievine Teerlinc and their impact on the development of the portrait miniature.
The Hours of Catherine of Cleves by Rob Duckers; Ruud Priem
Illuminated with spectacular miniatures and borders in glittering gold and splendid colors for Catherine of Cleves, Duchess of Guelders, this stunning manuscript is arguably the most beautiful ever produced in the Northern Netherlands. The book presents more than 100 leaves of the manuscript, which contains some of the most beautiful illustrations of the Bible ever made, including important scenes from the Old and New Testaments as well as the Stations of the Cross and portraits of the saints. With exquisite new photography, close-up details, and an in-depth discussion of the manuscript, this is the essential volume on a masterpiece.
Illuminating Women in the Medieval World by Christine Sciacca
Publication Date: 2017-06-20
The pages of illuminated manuscripts reveal to us the many facets of medieval womanhood and slices of medieval life--from preoccupations with biblical heroines and saints to courtship, childbirth, and motherhood. While men dominated artistic production, this volume demonstrates the ways in which female artists, authors, and patrons were instrumental in the creation of illuminated manuscripts.
Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque by Doriana Comerlati (Editor); Claudio Strinati; Jordana Pomeroy
Why are women artists of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque so relatively unknown today? This book surveys women active as painters, engravers and sculptors in 16th and 17th century Italy, and to document the sociocultural context that contributed to shape their lives and oeuvres.
The Renaissance woman, whether privileged or of the artisan or the middle class, was trained in the expressive arts of needlework and painting, which were often given precedence over writing. This book examines all these forms as interrelated products of self-fashioning and communication.
Women and the book in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Laura Light
Explores the topic of women in the world of the book as authors, artists, scribes, readers, and agents. Thirty-six manuscripts are divided into four categories: books owned by lay women, owned by nuns, written by women, and written by men.