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Aimed at KS 2 and 3, this introduces the Lindisfarne Gospels and key facts, and then looks at the artistic influences on them and the ways in which illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy have ...

Aimed at KS 2 and 3, this introduces the Lindisfarne Gospels and key facts, and then looks at the artistic influences on them and the ways in which illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy have developed over time, right up to graffiti artists, cartoonists and contemporary calligraphers.

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  • C15th Koran: similar style to the carpet pages. At this period these weren’t Islamic/Christian styles, just different artistic influences.

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  • The Lindisfarne Gospels……and other Illuminated Manuscripts
  • Made on Holy Island
  • The work of one monk, Eadfrith• Bishop of Lindisfarnefrom 698• Died in 721, leavingsome parts unfinished• Anonymous: a noteadded less than 100years later gives hisname
  • Tells the story of Jesus:the 4 Gospels
  • Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Roman,Coptic andEastern artistic traditions
  • Eastern/Islamic Style Influences
  • Celtic Style: The Book of KellsIrish, about 800• Mythical beasts• Celtic knots
  • • Made on Holy Island• The work of one monk, Eadfrith, d.721• Combines Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Copticand Eastern artistic traditions• Tells the story of Jesus, in the 4 differentGospels
  • Medieval Books of Hours• Decorated initials with floral/natural decoration
  • Initial Letters with Illustrations
  • Decorative Borders
  • Pictures and Borders
  • All sorts of styles!
  • Does it still go on?
  • Does it still go on?
  • Does it still go on?
  • Graffiti artists
  • Artists use decorated writing
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoon story telling
  • …can be used for the Bible too!