Illuminating the Renaissance: the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe
J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003 - Art - 575 pages
This comprehensive and richly illustrated catalogue focuses on the finest illustrated manuscripts produced in Europe during the great epoch in Flemish illumination. During this aesthetically fertile period-beginning in 1467 with the reign of the Burgundian duke Charles the Bold and ending in 1561 with the death of the artist Simon Bening-the art of book painting was raised to a new level of sophistication. Sharing inspiration with the celebrated panel painters of the time, illuminators achieved astonishing innovations in the handling of colour, light, texture, and space, creating a naturalistic style that would dominate tastes throughout Europe for nearly a century. Focusing on the notable artists of the period-Simon Marmion, the Vienna Master of Mary of Burgundy, Gerard David, Gerard Horenbout, Bening, and others-the catalogue examines both devotional and secular manuscript illumination within a broad context: the place of illuminators within the visual arts, including artistic exchange between book painters and panel painters; the role of court patronage and the emergence of personal libraries; and the international appeal of the new Flemish illumination style.
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Ainsworth altarpiece Anthony of Burgundy appears arms artist attributed Backhouse bas-de-page Bening's Berlin Bibliotheque nationale book of hours Book of Maximilian book's Breviary Brinkmann 1997 British Library Bruges Brussels Buren Burgundian calendar Charles the Bold Christ Chroniques collection color composition copy Crucifixion cycle David Scenes decoration Dogaer Dresden Prayer Book duke figures Flemish Flemish manuscript folios full-page miniatures Gerard David Getty Ghent guild historiated borders Horenbout Hours cat Hulin de Loo illu illustrated Jean jpgm Kren landscape Lathem Lieftinck Lieven van Lathem London manuscript illumination Margaret of York Mary of Burgundy Master of Edward Master of James Master of Mary Maximilian Master McKendrick minia miniaturist Museum Pacht painted painters panel parchment Paris patron Philip portrait produced provenance Schryver scribe script secular vernacular texts Simon Bening SIMON MARMION Smeyers style tion tures Vienna Master Virgin and Child volume Vrelant Winkler workshop