Insular art, also known as Hiberno-Saxon art, is the name given to the style of art produced in Britain and Ireland during the Medieval Period. It is part of the larger style of Celtic art and the name “Insular” is in reference to how different the style was from that present in the rest of Europe during this period. 1,033 more words
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Illuminated manuscripts are one of the richest sources of art that we have from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The majority of what remains of these manuscripts can now be found in museums, with one of the largest collections housed at the British Library. 227 more words
In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver would be considered illuminated.
An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration, such as decorated initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. 1,439 more words
Reading the Book of Job always cheers me up. Although I slightly prefer the majestic, commanding “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth” 729 more words