Homage from heaven
6 December 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the "Dunois Hours", ms. Yates Thompson MS 3, f. 27v, between 1439 and 1450, British Library, London.

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Leontion
4 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Is there anything more exciting than the Holiday atmosphere of December? Well, maybe a brand new Women’s Wednesday! Today’s Mulier Clara is Leontion, a philosopher from Ancient Greece. Not much is known about Leontion other…

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Poppies and nightingales
29 November 2019   |    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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Irene
27 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Back to our Women's Wednesday! After a short break (flu season hit us hard!) we are once again ready to welcome yet another guest to our column dedicated to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris. Our Mulier…

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Chimera tournament
22 November 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the manuscript "Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistulae ad Lucilium", ms. Latin 8551, f. 63v, 1503, Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Forget me not
8 November 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the "Breviary of Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 12r, ca. 1497, British Library, London.

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Verginia
6 November 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

We welcome November with a brand-new Women’s Wednesday. Today’s Mulier Clara is Verginia, a Roman maiden and daughter of the centurion Lucius Virginius. Verginia’s story is quite a tragic one. According to the ancient Roman…

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Danse Macabre
31 October 2019   |    So weird!

Halloween is finally here! To celebrate this occasion, Folia Magazine offers you a collection of illuminations from a bizarre French manuscript titled "Danse Macabre" and containing the text from La danse macabre - a mural painted…

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Artemisia
30 October 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

Today is the last Wednesday of the month: time for yet another Women's Wednesday! Our guest this time is Artemisia, Queen of Caria... or should we say "guests"? In his telling, Boccaccio actually merges two…

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P is for Pink
25 October 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illuminated initial, a capital P, from the "Breviary of Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 51r, ca. 1497, British Library, London.

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