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Apocalypse

Illuminated Manuscript of the Apocalypse, France, 1290-1299.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts." Apocalypse, M.1043.1r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum. Accessed April 05, 2018. http://ica.themorgan.org/manuscript/page/1/145136.

 

This image is one of the four miniature drawings that convey a story altogether. These are accompanied by a commentary. The image on the right is describing a person who is holding a staff in his right hand. His left hand is locked into an angles hand and the angel is leading the man to a new doorway. The doorway is made of twelve panels of different colors. Each color is repeated three times in this door way. It looks like the angel knows what is behind the door and trying to take the man there. The angel has his left hand up in the air in a way that shows the man the direction. The predominant color of this image and the other three are blue. The man is standing on a brown/red ground, which may be representing the earth. Also, the texture of the ground they are standing on has the shape of tree roots and fire, making the illumination look more natural. While the dominant blue colors might be representing the sky and heaven. The angel and the man are wearing the same drapery and the same color is used for both of them. The man has a halo around his head. The angel also has the same halo. The color of the angel’s wings match with the doorway. All of these illuminations have the same border lines, which probably means that the artist has a style of drawing. The size of the manuscript is 105 by 147 inches and it is made of vellum or animal skin.

Morgan Library & Museum. "Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts." Apocalypse, M.1043.1r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum. Accessed April 05, 2018. http://ica.themorgan.org/manuscript/page/1/145136.

The Apocalypse Illumination with no text