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  1. 1. Learning Outcomes: On completion of the topic ‘’Irish Illuminated Manuscripts 6th-9th C’ students should be able to: Identify an Illuminated Manuscript List the materials and methods used Distinguish different decorative styles and techniques of Illuminated Manuscripts Date: 20 10 2011 : All printed pages may be downloaded Celtic Manuscripts workbook  Book of Durrow  Book of Kells Understand the Christian context that produced these works Recognise the shared motifs used in Metallurgy / Stonework / Illuminated manuscripts Construct a simple Celtic design This booklet could be used: Concurrently with the topics As homework exercises As a revision resource CATHACH 6th C. ‘By permission of Royal Irish Academy’ c. Cathach
  2. 2. Page 2 ORDINARY LEVEL Examination papers from 2005—2011 3. ‘The Temptation of Christ’ from the Book of Kells is illustrated on the accompany- ing sheet. Answer (a), (b) and (c). (a) Sketch and describe two types of decoration found on this page. (b) Write a short note on the materials used to make The Book of Kells. (c) Name and give a short description of one other Irish manuscript that you have stud- ied. 2005 Use sketches to illustrate your answer. 2005 2. The Chi-Rho page from the Book of Kells is illustrated on the accompanying sheet. Answer (a), (b) and © ) Sketch and describe two different types of decoration found on this page. (b) Describe the materials and techniques used to produce the Book of Kells. (c) Name and give a brief description of one other page from the Book of Kells. Use sketches to illustrate your answer. 2007 3. The Virgin and Child page from the Book of Kells is illustrated on the accompany- ing sheet. Answer (a), (b) and (c). (a) Describe and discuss the figures on this page. (b) Describe and discuss the abstract decoration on this page. (c) Give some general information about the Book of Kells. Use sketches to illustrate your answer.2011 Copyright approvals: These images are for single use only and may not be downloaded or photocopied without prior permission from appropriate sources Royal Irish Academy The Cathach www.ria.ie Trinity College Archives DigitalResources@tcd.ie Front cover Book of Durrow, Book of Kells ancient-celts.com citrinitas.com art-imagery.com Puzzle All Star Puzzles chad@thewhipkey.com EXPANDING THE TOPIC outside the classroom  Visit shops and record products that use Celtic motifs, jewellery, tourist shops, spot products that use a Celtic font .  Write students’ names in Celtic Uncial font and decorate them using Celtic motifs and hang as a wall border around the classroom  Use Celtic Calligraphy in the ‘Craft’ exam  Visit the exhibition in TCD ‘ Turning Darkness into Light’  http://www.tcd.ie/Library/bookofkells/ worksheets can be downloaded to suit all secondary levels  You tube ‘ The Secret of Kells’ (2-3 MINUTES)  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=2NqV6501YMw&list=FLJi4cXQCVQDKEQTWsf2ilwg&index=11  This is a short extract beautifully illustrated and could be used as an introduction to the topic.
  3. 3. Page 18 Trace the use of colour from the Cathach 6th C. Book of Durrow 7th C and Book of Kells 8th C. CATHACH 6C. BOOK OF DURROW 7C. BOOK OF KELLS 8C. Page 3 2. The decoration of the Book of Durrow displays evidence that it was influenced by the patterns and motifs found on stone and metal from the pre-Christian period. Discuss this statement with reference to the illustration on the accompanying sheet, and describe and discuss one other page from any manuscript of your choice. Illustrate your answer. Higher 2006 Ordinary: Metalwork/Neolithic Higher Level Exam 3. The pages illustrated on the accompanying sheet are from two Irish illuminated manuscripts. St. MATHEW [Durrow] CHI Rho Book of Kells Name the manuscripts and describe and compare both pages referring to layout, im- agery, design, colour and symbolism. and Discuss briefly the function of these manuscripts and the conditions that enabled their production. Illustrate your answer. 2008 Ordinary: Pre Christian metalwork/stone crosses No illumination Q. in 2009 3. Discuss the stylised treatment of the human figure in Irish Manuscripts such as the Book of Durrow or the Book of Kells. Refer in your answer to one named page from either book. and Discuss briefly how such manuscripts were made and explain what their original func- tion was. . Discuss the stylistic developments in early Christian manuscripts from the Cathach to the Book of Kells. In your answer make reference to the layout, the use of colour and the approaches to decoration. 2011 and Name and describe briefly one page from any manuscript of your choice. Illustrate your answer.
  4. 4. Page 4 Terms used in exam questions 2005-2011 Stylized Sketch Describe Decoration Materials Techniques Manuscript Figure ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— W rite or draw your understanding of these terms here Select one design technique ie. Spirals, Embossing,Knotwork and trace its development from metalwork into Illuminated Manuscripts. Page 17 Annotate every detail
  5. 5. Page 16 M Monks, manuscript A Animal designs ( Zoomorphic) N New Testament (B o K) U S C R I P Psalms (Cathach) T Alphabet game At the end of the topic invite students to connect words . eg Page 5 Pattern Motif Imagery Design Colour Symbolism Imagery Function Discuss ——————— — ————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— ——————————— W rite or draw your un- derstanding of these terms here
  6. 6. Page 6 Identify the manuscript from which this is written —————————————— —————————————— —————–————————-- List 3 decorative styles, refer to the use of colour also. —————————–———— —————————————-- —————————–————-- —————————————— Explain the term ‘diminuendo’ Illustrate with an example —————————————— —————————————— —————————————— —–———————————-— What is ink gall ink? —————————————— —————————————— —————————————— ——–———————————-- - Imagine you have only soot available to make ink… mix up a little paste and write your initial using similar decorative techniques as seen above Sketch images from the Illuminated Manuscripts where shared design motifs have been used in Metalwork and Stonework of 7th, 8th Century Page 15 Knot work in Metalwork Millefiori in Metalwork Interlacing in Stonework
  7. 7. Page 14 Define and illustrate the following terms: Step patterns triskeles millefiori knot work spirals symmetry cloisonne filigree Page 7 What is the difference between a manuscript and a book? ———————————————————————— ———————————————————————— ————————————————————————- What is written in the Book Of Durrow? ————————————————————————- When was it written? ———————————————————————— Who wrote it? ———————————————————————— How was it written? ———————————————————————— List the materials used ———————————————————————— ———————————————————————— ————————————————————————- Draw a stylised animal as seen in the Book of Durrow here.
  8. 8. Page 8 Trace and colour a detail from a ‘CARPET PAGE’ from the Book of Durrow.Describe the colours, and annotate your image ————————— ——————————— —— —————————— — ————————— — ————————— — ————————— — ————————— — ————————— — —————————— — ——————————— —— ———————————— ———— —————————————What was the function of this page?———————————————————— ———————————————————————— ———————————————————————— ————————————- Select a section from the Book Of Durrow that contains Strap work Spirals Animal decoration [zoomorphic] Annotate your selection Arrest of Christ Page 13
  9. 9. Page 12 SPOT THE DIFFERENCE; Match the keywords with the appropriate column Page 9 Portrait of Christ, Decoration, Pigment, Colour Styl- ised, Knotwork, Triskeles, Spirals,Capital letter, Ma- juscule or Uncial, Calligraphy,Vellum, Ink, Quill, Psalms, Zoomorphic, Figurative, Symbol, Religious, Bible, Carpet Page, Evangelist, New Testament, Scribe, Orpiment ,Red lead ,Latin, Gospels Materials used Methods, Designs Content
  10. 10. Page 10 How to construct simple ‘Step’ Pattern As Seen in the Book of Durrow Using a six square grid from graph paper, construct a step pattern to make a border for a greeting card. Use 4 colours to high- light your pattern Business Name Page 11 Write one Latin word from the book of Kells ———————————————————————— Look at the 3 representations of the letter N, fromThe Cathach 6C. Book of Durrow 7C. Book of Kells 8C. Describe how each was decorated, annotate each image