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The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux

Event Type: Art / Crafts
Age Group(s): Adults, All Ages
Date: 5/17/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
 With its beautiful grisaille decoration, this fascinating prayer book from about 1325, measuring only 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches, made a huge impact on later manuscripts in terms of how marginalia directly interacted with the prayer text, and in the tension between the sister arts of painting and sculpture. It consequently paved the way for the Boucicaut Hours of the Duke de Berry, as well as for Jan van Eyck's paintings, including the Thyssen Annunciation diptych, both of which we will compare to images in the book.

Presented by Elizabeth Sandoval of the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University.

Library: Tremont Road - Main Library    Directions
Location: Friends Theater
Presenter: Elizabeth Sandoval