On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles
A book about monstrous creatures, an herbal with hundreds of illustrations of medicinal plants and animals, two codices by Leonardo da Vinci that got lost for 150 years: the Frankfurt Book Fair granted me the privilege to get a preview of new amazing facsimiles. Read and choose your favorite!
Find out how an American Professor specializing in art history used a facsimile of a medieval map of the Roman Empire to enrich and deepen her students’ learning experience. Teaching in a hybrid environment during the pandemic has been quite a challenge for both teachers and students, but in this case, it turned into a great opportunity.
The miniatures of the Vatican Terence (ca. 825, Aachen), even if painted centuries after the performances portrayed, provide an insight into both late Roman art and the conventions of ancient drama and society. Let's meet the Masks of the Roman Stage!
Futurism was an artistic movement centered in Italy that emphasized the dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine, and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
The Pamplona Bible is an extraordinary example of the evolving characteristics of the Christian Bible. Completed around 1200, the Bible comprises three volumes with a large number of colored drawings in the Romanesque style.
From November 15th to February 26th 2017, the Institut du Monde Arabe will be hosting the "Aventuries Des Mers" exhibition. The collection will take us on a journey throughout the globe, with the aid of some 200 hundred pieces, including the Fra Mauro map facsimile.
George Cochrane's graphic novel is now in production. This is your chance to grab one of the last copies available for sale.
Hunting, particularly falconry, was a distinguished practice of the courtly elite globally across the Middle Ages. In addition to indicating noble status, hunting was also the subject of study and scientific inquiry.
We want to thank everyone who has followed our journey into the world of The Divine Comedy, taking a closer look at George Cochrane’s artistic process in completing ‘La Divina Commedia - The New Manuscript’
George wanted to create a new edition that recalled many of the things that were visible in the time of Dante: every move the artist made was a careful choice.
"That connection of handwriting, telling a story in sequence, where you use words and pictures to tell a story, is a very strong connection.”
The way Dante’s work first appeared was in manuscripts, so handwriting is a part of the way that his poem had first appeared.
As George works tirelessly to complete his new Divine Comedy, he always looks to 700 years of Art inspired by Dante.
"My daily routine was modeled on the Medieval monks’: I have kept to a rigid schedule, waking before dawn to scribe my manuscript pages. Each page took me about 1.5 hours to complete. I would write, every single day for months, as many lines as I could complete before going to work."
Like many love stories, artist George Cochrane’s is about overcoming impossible odds.