Illuminate Yourself Now

For an exciting change of pace, put down your ipad and kindle and immerse yourself in the media of kings, bishops and naturalists!

Jewels are nice and chocolate’s a classic, but could anything be more exciting than a handmade gilded manuscript rich with gem-like paintings of flora, fauna, angels, castles and dragons. Painted with pigments ground from semi-precious stones, insects and predatory snails – who could resist this recipe?

Every picture tells a story, but illuminated art sings to the spirit and the senses. I am pretty sure that contemporary comic books are the democratic descendants of the illuminated codices. Don’t miss out on these highpoints of aesthetic history.

Wait a moment, my apologies. You will need that ipad to visit The Scriptorium.


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