Medusa

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She'll turn you to stone: Medusa, Vincenzo Gemito, parcel-gilt silver, 1911

What’s spookier than a terrible monster with snakes growing out of her head who can turn you to stone with just one look? Maybe it’s an invisible ghost who returns from the dead to haunt his wife. Or a sea… More»

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      Painting as a form of adaptation?

      Depicted here at the desk is Geremia da Montagnone, the author of the text this illumination accompanies. This depiction is totally imaginative and reveals the creativity of the artist.

      "I love this manuscript because the primary illustrator imbued his ‘portraits’ with the kind of originality that a movie director has when translating a book to the big screen.”

      Our manuscripts curator of the upcoming show Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts

      Compendium moralium notabilium, early 15th century, Cristoforo Cortese, illuminator and Novella Master, illuminator. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      01/26/15

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