The Resource The art of illumination : the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, Timothy B. Husband

The art of illumination : the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, Timothy B. Husband

Label
The art of illumination : the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
Title
The art of illumination
Title remainder
the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
Statement of responsibility
Timothy B. Husband
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry (ca. 1405-1408/9), is the only manuscript with miniatures executed entirely by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its royal patron, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, belonged to the duke's large collection of prized possessions" "In this volume, the Limbourgs provided the customary components of a Book of Hours, including readings from the Gospels and prayers to the Virgin. The Belles Heures, however, was elevated to unprecedented heights by the addition of seven "picture book" insertions. These pages provided a framework for developing the Limbourgs' figural style, refining their palette, experimenting with light and surface values, and devising coherent compositional formulas that focused the dramatic charge of the image. These illuminations, both sacred and secular in subject, range from traditional scenes of Christ's life and ministry to images reflecting the turbulence of the period, such as victims struck by the plague." "Timothy B. Husband's scholarship positions the manuscript, its artists, and its patron in context with other objects in the duke's collection and the sources and inspiration of the art. He meticulously charts the components of the codex, its organization and decoration, sequence of production, and the compositional intelligence of the narrative cycles. He places the Belles Heures within the trajectory of fifteenth-century manuscript illumination, delineating the development of the Limbourgs throughout their short careers. A lyrically written central chapter in this volume describes each illumination in the Belles Heures in formal terms and provides selected transcriptions and English translations of the Latin text."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Husband, Timothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND3363.B49
LC item number
H87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Limburg family
  • Jean
  • Jean
  • Books of hours
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
  • Boekverluchting
  • Getijdenboeken
  • Belles heures du Duc de Berry
  • Buchmalerei
  • Mäzenatentum
  • enluminure française
  • manuscrit enluminé
  • Belles heures du Duc de Berry
  • Boekverluchting
  • Getijdenboeken
  • Buchmalerei
  • Mäzenatentum
  • Frankrijk
  • Frankrijk
Label
The art of illumination : the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, Timothy B. Husband
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 2008-Feb. 8, 2009, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 22, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Director's Foreword / Philippe De Montebello -- Introduction. Belles Heures of Jean de France -- Jean de France, Duc de Berry -- Limbourg Brothers -- Structure and Summary of the Manuscript -- Collation -- Page Organization and Decoration -- Sequence of Production -- Descriptions and Texts of the Miniatures -- Compositional Intelligence of the Narrative Cycles -- Sources and Influences -- Artistic Achievements of the Limbourg Brothers -- Technical Observations: Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of the Belles Heures Manuscript / Margaret Lawson -- Family Members of Jean de France, Duc de Berry -- Schematic Chart of Calendar Pages -- Photography and Reproduction Credits
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 p.
Isbn
9781588392947
Isbn Type
(Metropolitan Museum of Art : hc)
Lccn
2008037038
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223872073
  • (OCoLC)ocn223872073
Label
The art of illumination : the Limbourg brothers and the Belles heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry, Timothy B. Husband
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 2008-Feb. 8, 2009, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 22, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Director's Foreword / Philippe De Montebello -- Introduction. Belles Heures of Jean de France -- Jean de France, Duc de Berry -- Limbourg Brothers -- Structure and Summary of the Manuscript -- Collation -- Page Organization and Decoration -- Sequence of Production -- Descriptions and Texts of the Miniatures -- Compositional Intelligence of the Narrative Cycles -- Sources and Influences -- Artistic Achievements of the Limbourg Brothers -- Technical Observations: Materials, Techniques, and Conservation of the Belles Heures Manuscript / Margaret Lawson -- Family Members of Jean de France, Duc de Berry -- Schematic Chart of Calendar Pages -- Photography and Reproduction Credits
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 p.
Isbn
9781588392947
Isbn Type
(Metropolitan Museum of Art : hc)
Lccn
2008037038
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223872073
  • (OCoLC)ocn223872073

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