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Bosch Painting?

Jan. 3rd, 2009 | 08:28 pm
posted by: firebrandboy in medieval_art

I was watching a series on BBC television and it featured a painting which was apparently by Hieronymus Bosch. Its called 'study of man with pipe' in the episode but I cant tell if thats its real name. The man in the painting looks like a figure from The Carrying of the Cross. However I cannot verify whether it really is a painting by Bosch. Here's a screen capture.

I was wondering if you had any information about this painting? Anything at all. Thank-you!

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Нидерланды XV-XVI века

Nov. 6th, 2008 | 07:06 pm
posted by: frautori in medieval_art

Подскажите, пожалуйста, что читали жители Нидерландов и Фландрии в период 1450-1520 годов. Возможно за исключением романов, есть какие-то произведения по теологии и философии? (которые можно почитать на русском или английском).
Заранее благодарю за информацию.

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The Door...

Feb. 25th, 2008 | 09:56 am
posted by: 8sparrow8 in medieval_art

The theology of the Cross...Truth manifests itself through the experience of sufferance and the contemplation of the mystery of death, which oblige man to face his own misery and frailty...the despair in one's own ability to do or to be anything good opens the door to the omnipotent power of God, which alone can redeem the world beyond the vanity of human action...God himself is revealed to mankind through the agony of the Cross alone...

This is a pic I took of one of the lateral doors of a beautiful gothic church I walk by almost every day to go to the Uni. The entire church is awesome, but I find this particular detail of it especially fascinating.

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The world's first domestic violence.

Jan. 14th, 2008 | 04:44 pm
posted by: peridexion in medieval_art


I found this in one of my books. I'd never seen a depiction of the fall like this before!

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Vine or genealogical Tree of Nemanichies. Visoki Dečani Monastery

Aug. 13th, 2007 | 08:42 pm
posted by: desniza in medieval_art

Visoki Dečani Monastery, the first cultural monument on the territory of Kosovo Province, is situated in the western part of the UN administered Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohia. It was built between 1327 and 1335 by the Serbian medieval king St. Stephen of Decani and was dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord. The construction activities were continued by his son Stefan Dusan until 1335, but the wall-painting was not completed until 1350.
On the eastern wall of church porch it was preserved the fresco with the image of "Vine or genealogical tree of Nemanichies", which based on the iconography of the "Tree of Jesse". "Vine or genealogical Tree of Nemanichies" for the first time appears in Grachanitse (1321), where the generation of Nemanichies is represented in the form of the genealogical tree, in branches of which are placed the portraits. Benefactor (ktitor) of cathedral is depicted in the apex of the basic stem of tree in complete emperor ornate. Those departing of that depicted above the segment of sky angels entrust to it obtained from Christ itself insignii of emperor authority. Analogous fresco (1356-57) with the genealogical Tree of Nemanichies is located in the monastery of the Holiest Virgin in Mateich (Kumanovo). Here only among the ancestors Nemanichies there are represented the members of the Byzantine Comnen’s dynasty and Bulgarian Asen’s dynasty. The idea of the united reign of three Orthodox peoples - Serbians, Greeks and Bulgarians - inspired many medieval masters.


King Rodoslav. Fresco "Vine or genealogical Tree of Nemanichies" (until 1350). Visoki Dečani Monastery. Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohia.

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The symbolism of peacock

Jul. 29th, 2007 | 04:23 pm
posted by: desniza in medieval_art

Peacock (pavum, ταώς).
The symbolism of peacock

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Another paleography question

Jul. 20th, 2007 | 05:05 pm
posted by: sethomas84 in medieval_art

Has anyone ever used the computer program "Abbreviationes" for deciphering medieval shorthand? I have a book of hours leaf (plain text, nothing spiffy of course) from about 1400 and it scant goes three words without using some now-esoteric abbreviation convention. The university library here at IU-Bloomington has Abbreviationes, but I couldn't get it to work on the library computers and they wouldn't let me check it out. I know this is a computer question, but I figured someone in this forum may have had experience with it before. It required me to run a Mac emulator on a PC, and when I got that far it would read the Abbreviationes program as raw text--a bad thing.

Any ideas? Just for some background and the love of sharing, I'll link to digitally enhanced copies of the leaf I'm working on. Since this is probably an as-yet unpublished prayer or meditation, I'd like to at least have it transcribed into plain Latin before I frame it and put it on my wall.


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Christ Pantocrator

Jul. 19th, 2007 | 11:14 am
posted by: desniza in medieval_art

Christ Pantocrator.
School: Constantinople.
Early 14th century.

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Historically Accurate Jewelry

Jul. 15th, 2007 | 10:06 pm
posted by: gwinna in medieval_art

Hello all!
I've noticed that people interested in recreating historically accurate jewelry and beadwork are scattered to the winds, so I created pastjewels in the hopes of bringing people together to share resources, designs, news, information and skills.

This will become a place to discuss all aspects of creating historically accurate jewelry!

Stop by if you're at all interested! :)

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Berthold Furtmeyer, Baum des Todes und des Lebens

Jul. 11th, 2007 | 05:51 pm
posted by: onooyes in medieval_art

hi! I hope this community isn't totally dead, since I just joined.

a slightly bigger version of the central imageCollapse )

dig how the little hosts are growing on the tree with the apples!

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