Author: Annalisa Giusti

Happy Holidays from Folia Magazine!
23 December 2021   |    Holy Stories

Folia Magazine wishes all of you the happiest of Holidays with this delicate, lantern-lit Nativity scene! This incredible illumination is included in a luxury Book of Hours created for Frederick of Aragon, King of Naples from…

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Halloween Decorations
31 October 2021   |    Devilries

Folia Magazine wishes all of you a Happy Halloween and All Hallows' Day! To celebrate, here is a bizarre illumination showing an angel, kneeling among tombstones in a graveyard, who seems to be reassembling the…

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Rosebush Rendez-vous
29 January 2021   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the manuscript "Tresample description de toute la Terre Saincte", ms. Royal 20 A IV, f. 125v, ca. 1540, British Library, London.

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Q is for Queendom
22 January 2021   |    Floral Friday

Capital "Q", illumination from the manuscript "Gradualis sanctorum Ecclesiae Parisiensis pars V", ms. RES VMA MS-1415, p. 135, 1669, Département Musique, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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20 January 2021   |    Women's Wednesday

Historically and mythologically speaking, being in a powerful position (and perhaps also a little “too good-looking”) often proved to be a double-edged sword for many women. While undoubtedly representing an advantage, it also made those…

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Close neighbors
15 January 2021   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Book of Hours (Paris), ms. Latin MS 164, f. 81r, ca. 1430, The John Rylands Library, Manchester.

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13 January 2021   |    Women's Wednesday

The time has finally come for the very first Women’s Wednesday of 2021! Although historians have celebrated our first Mulier Clara of the year as a skilled writer and poetess, her work has sadly not…

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First bloom of the new year
8 January 2021   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the Philibert de Viry’s Book of Hours, ms. lat. 367, f. 5r, beginning of the 16th century, Bibliothèque de Genève, Geneva.

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