April 4th, 2008

Chiharu Shioto

Chiharu Shioto сплел свою выставку из черных нитей заботливо упрятав в них свадебное платья, туфли, белые лампы. Он как насекомое сделал из своей выставки  немецко-американской галереи полупрозрачный кокон или сказочную пещеру с черной паутиной…

Выставка произвела впечатление свой дальневосточной потусторонностью.

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The Sforza Hours

MASTERPIECE OF THE RENAISSANCE
Beautiful images from the Sforza Hours

The Sforza Hours is one of the finest surviving Renaissance manuscripts. It is a Book of Hours - a volume, designed for private use by a private person, containing the prayers and offices to be said at the eight times of the day allotted by the church to prayer

Giovan Pietro Birago, Bona Sforza's miniaturist, had completed and delivered part of the book when a substantial part of the remainder was stolen, never to be returned. Thirty years later, between 1517 and 1520, Margaret of Austria commissioned Gerard Horenbout to paint 16 additional miniatures to fill the gaps caused by the theft and to complement Birago's work.

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The Sforza Hours
The Sforza Hours
Birago, St John



This is the first page of the manuscript. The illustration precedes pages from St John's Gospel. The Evangelist sits on a rocky island, representing the isle of Patmos. This is where St John was exiled in AD 95, after being persecuted by the Roman emperor Domitian, and where he had his 'Revelation'.
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Blackwell's Curious Herbal

Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal is notable both for its beautiful illustrations and for the unusual circumstances of its creation. A herbal contains illustrations and descriptions of plants, their medicinal preparations, and the ailments for which they are used. The first herbal was written by the Greek physician Dioscorides in the first century AD. -далее 42 страницы с иллюстрациями

The Herbal was issued in weekly parts between 1737 and 1739, each part containing four illustrated plates and a page of text. It was highly praised by leading physicians and apothecaries (makers and sellers of medicines), and made enough money to secure her husband's freedom.


Blackwell's Herbal
Blackwell's Herbal
Title page 1

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