Lindisfarne gospels and other illuminated manuscripts

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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 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.
  • Lindisfarne gospels and other illuminated manuscripts

    1. 1. The Lindisfarne Gospels……and other Illuminated Manuscripts
    2. 2. Made on Holy Island
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. Tells the story of Jesus:the 4 Gospels
    5. 5. Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Roman,Coptic andEastern artistic traditions
    6. 6. Eastern/Islamic Style Influences
    7. 7. Celtic Style: The Book of KellsIrish, about 800• Mythical beasts• Celtic knots
    8. 8. • 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
    9. 9. Medieval Books of Hours• Decorated initials with floral/natural decoration
    10. 10. Initial Letters with Illustrations
    11. 11. Decorative Borders
    12. 12. Pictures and Borders
    13. 13. All sorts of styles!
    14. 14. Does it still go on?
    15. 15. Does it still go on?
    16. 16. Does it still go on?
    17. 17. Graffiti artists
    18. 18. Artists use decorated writing
    19. 19. Cartoonists
    20. 20. Cartoon story telling
    21. 21. …can be used for the Bible too!

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