King Martin I of Aragon (1356-1410) was so fond of art he supported the creation of paintings and manuscripts even in periods of financial distress. This Alumina article tells us more about his breviary, an exquisite example of international Gothic style.
With its 60 pages of illuminated art, and over 500 initials, the Codex Aureus of Echternach is a true gem of the Ottonian era. This Alumina article unveils its history.
If you are a book lover, you cannot miss this Alumina article about the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, whose vast collection has remained untouched for over four hundred years.
Check out this article about one of the most beloved Italian poets, Francesco Petrarch, considered to be the founder of Humanism. What are you waiting for? Start reading!
Did you know that the Valenciennes Apocalypse is the oldest illustrated manuscript of the Apocalypse that has come down to us? Check out this Alumina article for more information!
Here is an Alumina article about the magnificent Codex Manesse, very possibly the most representative manuscript of German miniature.
Enjoy this week’s article regarding a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance: the Grimani Breviary, illuminated by masters of the like of Alexander Bening and Simon Bening.
Take a minute to read this Alumina article about a lavish Gothic masterpiece: De Lisle Psalter. Made in the 14th century, it is a preeminent example of English Gothic illumination.
Why not take a minute to read a brief description of the work of an extraordinary woman and poet? We are talking about Christine de Pizan, author of L’Epistre Othéa and Livre de la Cité des Dames.
Here is a brief description of Pietro Antonio Michiel’s ‘Erbario’ just for you. The work outlines the botanical sciences of the time providing a number of illustrations, possibly made by the skillful hand of the painter Domenico Dalle Greche.