We’re going back to the Book of Kells and other illuminated manuscripts (as promised in episode 31 about Ancient Celtic Abstract Art)! In this episode we answer the questions:
- When and where were Illuminated manuscripts created? What were they?
- What can we learn from looking at several examples of Illuminated manuscripts?
- How do illustrations stack up against other fine art?
- What subject integration opportunities fall along side Medieval illuminated manuscripts?
Catch all the Episodes about Drawing Ancient Art:
- Podcast #28: Exploring Prehistoric Art
- Podcast #29: Egyptian Art- Variety and Consistency
- Podcast #30: Greek Art- Linking Ancient to Modern Art
- Podcast #31: Celtic Art
- Podcast #32: Greek and Roman Architecture
- Podcast #33: Illuminated Manuscripts
This podcast episode goes along with our Illuminating a Medieval Manuscript lesson plan. I included this in with the Ancient Art Drawing Package to provide some continuity as we move on to Renaissance artists next. The illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval period provide a great sampling of Medieval art and a great example of how the art changed over the years. It’s hard to really appreciate how revolutionary Giotto (1270-1337), the early Renaissance (maybe even Pre-Renaissance) artist, was if you haven’t seen anything like the Stammheim Missal!
Some things we mention:
- The Lindisfarne Gospels, beautifully pictured
- Emily Magone’s metallic paintings
- Dick Blick’s Gold Leaf kit
- Stammheim Missal line drawing
- Why Tracing is Amazing!
- Video: How parchment is made (Middlebury College)
- Video: How Illuminated Manuscripts were made (The Getty Museum)