Illumination

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Illumination

  1. 1. lluminat ion s I n t he Middle Ages all books wer e hand-wr it t en or iginal wor ks of ar t . These “illuminat ed” manuscr ipt s wer e so called because of t heir f r equent incor por at ion of gold or somet imes silver leaf ont o t he page. I lluminat ion comes f r om t he Lat in wor d illuminar e, meaning “light up,” and when one sees one of t hese br illiant
  2. 2. • I n making an illuminat ion, t he ar t ist f ir st made an out line dr awing wit h leadpoint or quill and ink. • Next , he or she paint ed t he ar eas t o r eceive gold leaf wit h a st icky subst ance such as r ed clay or sap. • The gold leaf was t hen laid down and bur nished, or r ubbed, t o cr eat e a shiny sur f ace. • Finally, t he illuminat or applied paint s t hat wer e
  3. 3. The Divine Comedy
  4. 4. The Book of Kells
  5. 5. The Bible
  6. 6. The Shahnameh
  7. 7. The Shahnameh

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