Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Limbourg Brothers - and "September"

Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry
Folio 8, verso: September
by the Limbourg Brothers
I always think it's a pity that we don't see more present day painters painting the months of the year.  Recording the changes in the landscape - particularly where farming is involved - generates a real understanding of the land and a much better sense of place.

You can find out more about the Limbourg Brothers in this fascinating video - which is some 53 minutes in length.  So grab a hot drink and find a compfy chair.....
  • It shows how the Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry came to public attention.

    In 1948 the American photo journal Life published the twelve calender miniatures from the manuscript, which roused an enormous public interest.
  • It displays the actual book which contains these incredibly important miniature paintings of the medieval times
  • Authoritative experts explain the importance of the paintings and the way in which the Limbourg Brothers worked and created innovation in painting
Watch and enjoy!

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