March 16, 2008 by: admin

  a. Medieval Drama Manuscripts
b. Other Medieval Manuscripts
      c. Medieval Paintings & Sculpture


a. Medieval Drama Manuscripts

York Doomsday Project
    A multimedia project on the York Mystery Plays, produced by Meg Twycross and Pamela King of Lancaster University, funded by the British Academy in association with the British Library. As it is full of graphics including illustrations from manuscripts, it loads rather slowly.

    Jess D. Hurlbut of Brigham Young University presents a collection of digital images from important medieval manuscripts, including the fourteenth-century French play ‘Mystere dou jour dou judgement’(Bibliothèque Municipale de Besançon) and ‘Life, Death and Miracles of St. Jerome’ (French manuscript c. 1495-1515 in the Brigham Young University Special Collections).

b. Other Medieval Manuscripts

A Hundred Highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
    An impressive collection of mainly medieval illustrations.

Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
    A superb collection (from the 8th to the 15th century) from many European countries – presented by Columbia University Libraries.

‘Les Tres Riches Heures’ du Duc de Berry   
    Illustrations from this famous Book of Hours from the Musée Condé, Chantilly.

Miniatures in the collection of the Université de Liège
    A user-friendly selection presented by Claude Coibion et Carmélia Opsomer.

Monarchs and Monasteries: Knowledge and Power in Medieval France
    From the outstanding series ‘Creating French Culture’ (Library of Congress), this is a most useful collection of medieval illustrated manuscripts with informative notes.

Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

    A magnificent collection of illustrated manuscripts
from an exhibition of the Library of Congress,
with very useful, detailed information. Highly recommended.
(Another part of the superb series ‘Creating French Culture’.)

c. Medieval Paintings & Sculpture

Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi
    An astonishing collection of images from the Vatican, including, for example, 325 of the Sistine Chapel and 596 of the Vatican Museum!

Exeter Cathedral Keystones & Carvings: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures & Their Polychromy

A fascinating illustrated introduction to, and explanatory catalogue of all the figurative sculpture that is part of the original interior fabric of the medieval building. Most of the illustrations are black-and-white.

Frescoes in the Upper Church of San Francesco, Assisi

    Enlargeable thumbnail photos, from the Web Gallery of Art, of four of these important frescoes, depicting incidents in the life of Saint Francis, that were painted by Giotto between 1279 and 1300.

Gothic Painting (1280-1515)
    A WebMuseum, Paris, site, prepared by Nicolas Pioch with a simple introduction, short biographies of painters and many interesting illustrations.

La Peinture Médiévale dans la Midi de la France
    An interesting collection of illustrations (with text in French).

Medieval Art
    Large and useful selection, from Malaspina Art Data Base, arranged by artists that include Jean Fouquet, Gentile da Fabriano, Pietro Lorenzetti and Hildegard von Bingen.

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture – Early Medieval to Romanesque
    An excellent selection of 130 enlargeable thumbnail illustrations of many types of sculpture, often showing specific details. (Brief text in Italian and English.)

Splendeurs de St Martial de Limoges au temps dAdémar de Chabannes
    Articles in French about the astonishing medieval art treasures in Limoges, with cross-reference to a large number of splendid illuminations on this site presented by the French Ministère de la Culture.

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