The jokes played by the young Limbourg Brothers, the Duke’s exotic animals… In this imaginary interview, the Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry told us what it means to be one of the most cherished manuscripts in the whole world.
An art scholar recently called it the rock star of medieval manuscript illumination. The story of this manuscript is so thrilling we couldn’t resist asking ourselves some questions — we also imagined the manuscript’s answers.
Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Van Damme Hours in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Let’s take a peek at an upcoming facsimile, disclosed at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair: the Speculum Humanae Salvationis, one of the most popular illustrated works of the Middle Ages.
Ever dreamed of hosting a Renaissance exhibition in your living-room? With the new facsimile by Quaternio Verlag, unveiled at the Frankfurt Book Fair, you can!
Did you know that the illuminator of this precious book of hours helped Leonardo da Vinci paint the Virgin of the Rocks? Find out more in today’s Alumina article!
A fan of German book illumination? Don’t miss this Alumina article about Nikolaus Glockendon, one of the foremost artists of his time.
You have never cared much for calendars? Well, you are going to change your mind when you see Simon Bening’s works of art.
The Book of Hours of Louis de Laval is an extraordinary example of XV Century French illumination: a result of the partnership between Jean Colombe and the workshop of Jean Fouquet.
The suite of full-page miniatures by Simon Marmion represent his most distinctive illumination and perhaps his greatest achievement.