Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Canto I, Dante meets Virgil
9 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

After exploring the history of the manuscript of the Dante Urbinate, today we finally begin our journey into the Divine Comedy itself, and the best place to start is in the “dark wood” that opens…

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Miniatura dalla Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, Ms. Urb. lat. 365, c. 1r, 1478-1482, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Through the Dante Urbinate: the journey begins
7 April 2021   |    Dante Urbinate

Today marks the beginning of our journey of discovery through the pages of the Dante Urbinate, one of the most priceless masterpieces of the Renaissance. As we celebrate 700 years since the death of Dante,…

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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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Mariamne
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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Cornificia
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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Happy Holidays from Folia Magazine!
24 December 2020   |    Folia

Two sleepy parents and a very awake Child... in a way, this Nativity scene is not much different than what many of our houses will see on this Christmas morning! Folia Magazine wishes all of…

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Jay and pansies
11 December 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the"Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 390r, circa 1497, British Library, London.

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