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Technique Tuesdays: Painting in Miniature

What is it?

Painting in miniature is more than just painting a small work. The word “miniature” originally came from a Latin term for the red pigment that was used in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. 598 more words

Fine Art

Dublin and Maynooth, Day 5

Day 5 in Dublin started off a fair bit better than the day before. My hotel, although inconveniently located, did offer the full Irish breakfast experience which included tomato, potatoes, mushrooms, fried toast, bacon, and my personal favorite, black pudding. 536 more words



In Europe, only Ireland, Scotland and parts of northern England, were safe from barbarian invasions. During the first centuries of the Middle Ages this area of ​​Celtic cultural tradition developed a monastic life in which a particular art style flourished reflecting, even more than the Byzantine art, a detachment from real world’s shapes and forms.  2,512 more words

Pre-Romanesque Art

Days 40-41: Dublin

I’m way behind on blog posts (spotty or no wifi for a few days and long days of adventuring) so I’m going to combine our time in Dublin into one post and try to get caught up… 3,795 more words

Book of Kells and National Museum Dublin

Every wanted to see something for so long yet never make a plan to actually do it?  Well, I’ve been like this for years with The Book Of Kells.  407 more words


What's the craic?

Welcome to the city of million pubs! Sláinte! To be honest I’d hate to work as a bartender anywhere in Ireland – imagine a superfast typewriter – that’s the way they’re pouring beers! 128 more words


Book of Kells Conference

The Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC) is delighted to open the booking for the forthcoming conference to be held at Trinity College Dublin on 10-11 September 2015. 421 more words

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