Medieval painting
The medieval art of the Western world covers a vast scope of time and place, over 1000 years of art in Europe, and at times the Middle East and North Africa. It includes major art movements and period...
Cimabue - Pre-Renaissance Art
Cimabue-Giovanni Cenni di Peppi Cimabue (c. 1240--1302), also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian, Benvenuto di Giuseppe, was a Florentine pain...
Pietro Perugino
Pietro di Cristoforo Vanucci llamado El Perugino fue un pintor italiano, originario de Città della Pieve (Perugia) de donde recibe su sobrenombre. Se formó a...
Fra Angelico
The Italian artist Guido di Pietro da Mugello, better known as Fra Angelico, was considered blessed even before he was beatified because of the way he lived ...
Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Ambrogio Lorenzetti (or Ambruogio Laurati; c. 1290 June 9, 1348) was an Italian painter of the Sienese school. He was active between approximately from 1317 ...
Illuminated manuscripts
Images of the production of midieval manuscripts. From the making of Parchment to the illumination process.
Illuminated manuscript
An engrossed or illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition...
Codex Burgundus
The Codex Burgundus is a 15th-century Flemish illuminated manuscript book of hours, in the Batthyaneum Library in Alba Julia, Romania. It measures 180 x 120 mm (page), text 110 x 70 mm, binding 190 ...
Gospels of Henry the Lion
The Gospels of Henry the Lion were intended by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, for the altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of St. Blaise's Abbey, Brunswick, better known as Brunswick Cathedral. The...
Liber feudorum maior
The Liber feudorum maior (or LFM, medieval Latin for "great book of fiefs"), originally called the Liber domini regis ("book of the lord king"), is a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary of the ...
Sargis Pitsak
Sargis Pitsak was an early 14th-century Armenian artist. About 40 illustrated manuscripts are attributed to him. His father was called Grigor.Pitsak lived in Cilicia, during a difficult period when ep...
Hereford Gospels
The Hereford Gospels (Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Library, MS P. I. 2) is an 8th-century illuminated manuscript gospel-book in insular script (minuscule), with large illuminated initials in the Insul...
Parc Abbey Bible
The Parc Abbey Bible (London, British Library, Add. MS 14788, 14789, and 14790) is a 12th-century illuminated Bible. It was made in the Leuven region of Belgium at the Abbey of St. Mary of Parc. A c...
Ottaviano Nelli
Ottaviano Nelli (1375–1444) was an Italian painter of the early Quattrocento.
He was born in Gubbio, and active there and in Perugia (1400), Urbino, Assisi, and Foligno. Among his pupils was his...
Physiologus
The Physiologus is a didactic text written or compiled in Greek by an unknown author, in Alexandria; its composition has been traditionally dated to the 2nd century AD by readers who saw parallels wit...
Nakkaş Osman
Nakkaş Osman (sometimes called Osman the Miniaturist) was the chief miniaturist for the Ottoman Empire during the later half of the sixteenth century. The dates of his birth and death are poorly known...
Lambeth Choirbook
The Lambeth Choirbook - also known as the Arundel Choirbook - is an illuminated choirbook dating to the sixteenth century. It contains music for 7 Masses, 4 Magnificats, and 8 motets. Much of the m...
Johannes Mentelin
Johannes Mentelin, sometimes also spelled Mentlin, (born around 1410 in Schlettstadt, today Sélestat; died December 12, 1478 in Strasbourg) was a pioneering German book printer and bookseller active d...
Absolon Stumme
Absolon Stumme (died 1499) was a Late Gothic painter from Northern Germany who worked in Hamburg.Absolon Stumme married into the Bornemann family of artists, becoming the second stepfather of Hinrik B...
Benedetto da Fiesole
Fra Benedetto da Fiesole, also known as Benedetto da Mugello (d.1448) was an Italian artist.
Benedetto was born at the village of Vicchio, in the province of Mugello, was a brother — probably you...