By systematically accumulating evidence on artistry, design, and content with this methodology, she reveals a sophisticated book culture, and explores the formation of manuscript illumination
in medieval West and Central Asia in light of one of its essential newly reassessed components-Manichaean book art.
Miniature painting or 'limning' was a watercolour technique that grew out of manuscript illumination
. Pigments were mixed with water and gum arabic, the hardened sap of the acacia tree, to make translucent watercolour and, with the addition of more pigment, opaque 'bodycolour' paint.
In 2017, we collaborated with Megawra, a creative hub, to deliver workshops for children in Al-Khalifa, and this year we have been working in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar with Bayt Yakan to hold a summer workshop for children and adults in the traditional arts and crafts, such as pottery and manuscript illumination
Following previous volumes in the series on manuscript illumination
, each book is regarded as a unique object and decoration is broadly defined to include almost anything added by hand, such as miniatures, drawings, historiated initials and illuminated borders, marginalia, woodcuts with contemporary added colour (but not unadorned woodcuts), and flourished initials.
The remark on pages 214-215 that 'there is often a strong relationship between illustrations and the ornamental motifs used in manuscript illumination
' is important and deserves more research in the future, which I hope the author will consider.
Myra Orth, who died in 2002, was without a doubt a leading expert on Renaissance French manuscript illumination
, and these two beautifully produced volumes attest to her erudition and her long scholarship in that area of study.
Albans Psalter), reveal new information on medieval glass painting and the fine art of manuscript illumination
Open to children aged five and above, the workshops will also explore the art of manuscript illumination
, preparing their own versions of manuscripts using ancient technique.
Keene is a scholar of European manuscript illumination
and the history of gardens, botany, and pharmacopoeia.
The Venetian works are grouped into themes and media, including manuscript illumination
, tomb sculpture, triumphal imagery, and decorative works.
The workshop programmes include aeIntroduction to Traditional Islamic Design', aePatterns from Abu Dhabi' and aeExploring Geometry and Biomorphic Design in Manuscript Illumination