Six centuries ago in the Netherlands, innovative manuscript art merged with Gothic style to create a lavish, gold-decorated codex comparing scenes from the Old and New testaments. It is called “Bible for the Poor”, but was it really destined for the common people?
Did you ever wonder what Medieval painters used as models? Most of them had never seen exotic animals, and Gothic letters were hard to sketch by memory. One of Milan cathedral’s first architects, Giovannino de’ Grassi, provided them with a model book so splendid it became a work of art in its own right. Scroll down to see the video!
It’s happening. The Breslau Psalter is, as we speak, starting a long and painstaking process which in the summer of next year will enrich the world of facsimiles with a truly beautiful facsimile edition of a Gothic masterpiece.
The new year comes with fresh and exciting news in the world of facsimiles! Just a few days ago the facsimile edition of one of the most interesting manuscripts of travel literature was announced: it’s the Travels of Jean de Mandeville.
The De Lisle Psalter is indeed a great monument of the European Gothic style and among the finest manuscripts displayed at the British Library.