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WORLD BEE DAY

Today, May 20, marks World Bee Day 2019: Folia Magazine joins in the event with this curious illumination from a 16th-century French manuscript. Despite the great importance of this little insect over the course of history, WBD is merely at its […]

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VENERDÌ SANTO: LA PIETÀ

We continue the Easter Triduum by moving on to Good Friday. According to the Gospels, after being arrested the night before, Friday was easily the most tragic day for Jesus: he is taken to Pilate, the Roman governor by which he […]

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TAMERLANO IL GRANDE

Here in the West, we are often used to see the Middle Ages almost exclusively from a Euro-centric point of view, overlooking the great historical importance of the East, its dynasties, and its conquerors. This obviously goes for art and illumination […]

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FLORAL FOLIA

Initial F, illumination from the manuscript “Liber epistolarum ad usum Ecclesiae metropolitanae Parisiensis”, ms. Latin 8895, p. 12, 1753, Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.     Iniziale F, miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Liber epistolarum ad usum Ecclesiae metropolitanae Parisiensis”, ms. Latin 8895, […]

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MILLE E ANCORA MILLE

The official Folia Magazine Instagram account has reached the milestone of 1000 followers! To celebrate, we decided to look into the origin of the Italian saying “Mille e non più mille” (“A thousand and a thousand no more”), notoriously said […]

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TENERO ABBRACCIO

“I swear I’ve seen an angel A paradise in blue (Every color I choose) But I don’t know what love is And I think it might be you” I Don’t Know What Love Is, from A Star is Born.   […]

Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Ms. 65, c. 126r, Bibliothèque du Château de Chantilly.

Ognissanti

  Il primo giorno di novembre Folia celebra la festa di Ognissanti con una miniatura tratta dalle Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, che illustra la teoria dei Santi in Paradiso. Si tratta di una ricorrenza di antichissima data, […]

Très Riches Heures del Duca di Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r

HELLoween!

  “L’inferno”, miniatura tratta dalle Très Riches Heures del Duca di Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r, Bibliothèque du Château de Chantilly.   “Hell”, illumination from the manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, Ms. 65, c. 108r, Bibliothèque […]

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