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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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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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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