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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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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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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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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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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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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11 December 2019   |    Women's Wednesday

As you surely know, it often said that behind every great man there is always a great woman. This is also true for mother and son! Meet Olympias, guest of our weekly Women's Wednesday and…

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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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