I never expected to witness an evening combining British artists Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Girtin, goth-rocker Marilyn Manson, Ugly Betty, six contemporary American poets, Stonehenge, improvisational bassist Roberto Miranda, William Blake, and the exhumed body of a Pre-Raphaelite model. Yet… More»
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.