Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's already July?

July is here already but there's lots still remaining in June birthdays and posts about new museum shows. But the medieval scribes knew the burden of writing.

 This 14th-century Leo is happy it is

A medieval take on "make hay while the sun shines." 

Medieval Manuscripts‏ @BLMedieval 9h9 hours ago
Make candles while the days are long and other tips for #July activities, from a 14th-century calendar …


Tomorrow is the Silos Apocalypse's 908th birthday. Begun in 1091, it was completed by Prior Petrus on 1 July 1109 … 

This spectacular manuscript of Beatus of LiƩbana's commentary on the Apocalypse survives in near perfect condition from the first decade of the 12th century. It was copied and illuminated in the Spanish monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, near Burgos, at a time when the monastery's scriptorium was producing its finest work. Painted in brilliant colours and embellished with gold and silver leaf, its 106 striking miniatures illustrate the most extraordinary scenes in the Christian Bible - a triumph of artistic vision.

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Love the Medieval illuminations! And again you have taught me something, about the Silos Apocalypse and its 908th birthday. Good stuff!