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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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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9 December 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Welcome back to another Women’s Wednesday! Our weekly Mulier Clara, much like Sappho before her, is mostly known for her literary skills: Sulpicia. While Boccaccio focuses his account on the strength of her love for…

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What’s in a name?
4 December 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a German Bible, Ms. Ludwig I 13 (83.MA.62), f. 363r, ca. 1450, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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2 December 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

It is known that the right environment is the key to a bright future: and certainly the Muliera Clara we're about to celebrate this week had the perfect upbringing for her time. Daughter of the…

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