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An illuminated capital 'S', the body formed by a blue dragon, on a sheet of medieval music. Das Goldene Graduale der Gisela von Kerssenbrock, 1300

An illuminated capital 'S', the body formed by a blue dragon, on a sheet of medieval music. Das Goldene Graduale der Gisela von Kerssenbrock, 1300

This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is 'Palette'.  The range of colours used in a work. The term derives from the name of the flat surface on which paints are sometimes mixed, although shells were more commonly used to contain prepared pigments during the Middle Ages.

This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is 'Palette'. The range of colours used in a work. The term derives from the name of the flat surface on which paints are sometimes mixed, although shells were more commonly used to contain prepared pigments during the Middle Ages.

historiated initial - Master of Modena Book of Hours, fine art facsimile edition.

historiated initial - Master of Modena Book of Hours, fine art facsimile edition.

Matteo da Milano, illuminator (Italian, active 1492 – 1523) Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Tempera and gold on parchment Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 87, fol. 4

Matteo da Milano, illuminator (Italian, active 1492 – 1523) Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Tempera and gold on parchment Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 87, fol. 4

"Hair Raising" from the editorial "Rebel Yell" | Models: Mirte Maas & Frida Gustavsson, Photographers: Steven Meisel & Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue US, May 2013

"Hair Raising" from the editorial "Rebel Yell" | Models: Mirte Maas & Frida Gustavsson, Photographers: Steven Meisel & Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue US, May 2013