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Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Free

Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts explores the golden age of handmade books, some of which employed elaborate gold leaf decoration and intricate ornament. The show includes examples from medieval European Bibles, prayer books, psalters, books of hours, choir books, missals, breviaries, and lectionaries. Examples of the materials—gold leaf, parchment, vellum, and minerals which were ground into pigments—used by artists to create these extraordinary pages are also featured in the exhibit.

Most of the works date from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries and are ink on parchment (prepared animal skin). French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, English, Armenian, and German examples will be included in addition to non-Western pages, including seventeenth- and eighteenth-century leaves from the Shahnameh (the Persian illustrated Book of Kings), as well as examples of Hebrew texts. Nearly all of the manuscript pages entered the collection of the Reading Public Museum through Otto Ege, a well-known bookseller and manuscript specialist, who was born in Reading in 1888. He was a longtime resident of Cleveland, where he served as professor of art history and dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/pages

Venue

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Phone:
863-688-7743

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494