Sulpicia
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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Hortensia
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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Pond
27 November 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the manuscript "Le Séjour d'honneur di Octavien de Saint-Gelais", ms. Français 12783, f. 10v, 15th century, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Turia
18 November 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

What is better than being certain of your partner's affection? Very few things. And what is better than witnessing that very devotion with your own eyes, especially when you see an unforgivable flaw in yourself?…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
6 November 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the "Da Costa Hours", ms. M.399, f. 125v, ca. 1515, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

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Porcia
4 November 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Love, like death and truth, is immortal. It is what we have been talking about since we discovered stories. And love, as much as death and truth, is what this week's Mulier Clara is remembered…

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Dance of Death
31 October 2020   |    Devilries

We finally reached the end of October... and that means it's Halloween! Last year we celebrated the occasion by introducing you to a very peculiar manuscript, the ms. Français 995 from the Bibliothéque nationale de…

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It’s the simple things
30 October 2020   |    Floral Friday

A pipe in his teeth, a flower in his hand... and not-that-great artistic skills! Who said that things have to be polished and overly-complex in order to be appreciated?! Today's #FloralFriday celebrates simplicity and all…

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Julia
28 October 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

Here we are with yet another Women’s Wednesday! This week’s Mulier Clara may remind you of one of the most well-known love stories of all time: more than two centuries before Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”,…

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