Sunday, March 12, 2017

Anastasia - Medieval Illumination

In the 1400s few female artists received credit for their work.  This month we will be learning about one of the few who receives mention.  Her name is Anastasia, and she was a renowned for her beautiful work in illuminating handwritten books.  Unfortunately, illuminators did not sign their completed work at this time, so while the following is an example of illumination, is it not necessarily explicitly attributed to Anastasia.

Cité des Dames Workshop. Reason, Rectitude and Justice appear to Christine; Reason helps Christine build the City. 1407-1408

c. 1400

We will be making embossed copper illuminated letters.  The images of our work will be placed on capes for hospitalized children.  To complete this project each student will need: 

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    See you Friday, March 17th at 6:30!
    Sheryl G.