[Scriptoris] Fw: [Scribes] Belle Heures at the Getty/Met Museum

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 19 15:50:59 PST 2008

Of interest to those who like illumination by the Limbourg Bro, or specifically of the bar and ivy vine illumination styles, and lovely vinettes within the borders... to die for, check out the below information about a new exhibit at the Getty in California.  

While you may not be able to attend the exhibit, there are loads of lovely images and links and books to peruse! ---->  

Other links to this exhibit at the Getty: 
 - check out the video links on the right side of this link

And the show's book:

or use: 

Cheers, Hillary

--- On Tue, 11/18/08, Carolyn Richardson <tetchubah at verizon.net> wrote:

> From: Carolyn Richardson <tetchubah at verizon.net>
> Subject: [Scribes] Belle Heures at the Getty/Met Museum
> To: SCA_Scribes_and_Illumination at yahoogroups.com, scribes at castle.org, caidscribes at yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 11:06 PM
> The long-awaited display at the Getty Museum of the Belle
> Heures of the Duc de Berry opened today.  I won't get a
> chance to see it until Sunday, but you can read the article
> the LA Times carried this last weekend about the exhibit
> here:
> http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-manuscript16-2008nov16,0,1208607.story
> This is truly a "once in a lifetime" opportunity,
> as the book has been unbound for conservation and repair and
> as such, 82 of the 170 miniatures will be on display rather
> than the usual 1 or 2 pages you get to see at the Met Museum
> where it normally lives in its bound condition.  It will be
> occupying 2 rooms in the North Pavilon at the Getty until
> mid-January, and it will go on display again at the
> Metropolitan Museum of Art in September 2009 (I suspect some
> of the conservation work will be done at the Getty
> Conservation Institute in the hiatus).  After that it will
> be rebound and put back on display, one page at a time, at
> the Met.
> If you're anywhere in a few hours drive, you really
> need to come see this one at the Getty, or try to make it to
> the Met's showing of it.  I've volunteered for extra
> hours docenting so I can get there more often over the
> holidays ;-)
> The Met has also published a new book in conjunction with
> the exhibit called "The Art of Illumination: The
> Limbourg Brothers and the Belle Heures" by Timothy B.
> Hudson.  I bought a copy of it a couple of weekends ago at
> the museum bookstore and it's gorgeous.  List is $60 on
> it (I think) and I'm sure you can get it cheaper on
> Amazon or David Brown.
> Your friendly neighborhood museum and manuscript pusher,
> Tetchubah

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