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Making Manuscripts: Parchment Preparation to Painting

Event Type: Art / Crafts
Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages
Date: 3/1/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
 Have you ever wondered how artists produced such exquisite manuscripts during Medieval Times? The process to acquire the required materials was much more difficult and laborious than for contemporary artists. Elizabeth Sandoval will provide explanation and insight into the various steps, including but not limited to preparing the parchment, chasing geese in springtime for the best quills, plunging the sea for ink, and pigment gathering and grinding to see some beautiful finished products. Examples of these finished products include the Breviary and Hours of Isabel the Catholic (the latter, of which, will be on display at that time in the Cleveland Museum of Art!).

Presented by Elizabeth Sandoval from the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University.
Library: Tremont Road - Main Library    Map
Location: Friends Theater
Presenter: Elizabeth Sandoval