Floral serenade
24 January 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the"Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 30r, circa 1497, British Library, London.

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Roman girl
22 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

As you well know, here at Folia we are deeply in love with History. With the passing of the centuries, however, it is inevitable for even major details to go lost and be left to historians' interpretation or plain…

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Butterfly
17 January 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the manuscript "La Fleur des histoires de Jean Mansel", ms. Ms-5087 réserve, f. 361r, 1454, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris.

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Flora
15 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

We may be in the middle of winter, sure, but our weekly Women's Wednesday does not wait: our guest this time is Flora, goddess of spring and flowers. Or... was she? Boccaccio, in fact, portrays…

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Owlet
10 January 2020   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from a Book of Hours, use of Rome, ms. Lewis E 103, f. 7v, 1510, Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Virginia
8 January 2020   |    Women's Wednesday

The holidays are sadly officially over, but we are happy to be back and open the new year with style thanks to our Women's Wednesday! Our first guest of 2020 is Virginia, a young Roman woman.…

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Nativity
23 December 2019   |    Spotlight on

With this delicate Nativity, Folia Magazine wishes you a merry Christmas (if you celebrate it), happy holidays and, even more importantly, a great start for the upcoming new year! See you in 2020! "Nativity", illumination…

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C is for Creativity
20 December 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illuminated initial, a capital C, from the manuscript “Liber epistolarum ad usum Ecclesiae metropolitanae Parisiensis”, ms. Latin 8895, p. 43, 1753, Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Claudia
18 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

The end of the year is upon us and the time has come to introduce the last Mulier Clara of 2019. Today’s Women’s Wednesday tells the story of a Roman Vestal Virgin. Daughter of Appius…

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Mirror, mirror
13 December 2019   |    Floral Friday

Illumination from the"Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile", ms. Add MS 18851, f. 477v, circa 1497, British Library, London.

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