Illuminated Manuscripts VA / by Kyle Darnell

Illuminated Manuscripts are wonderful. Dating back to the dark ages they were the only way to produce a book. Fine craftsman used quills and calligraphy pens to reproduce stored knowledge using patience and ink.

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I want you to research something about them. There are various artists that have produced their own versions throughout the years. One of my favorites is poet/philosopher/artist/madman William Blake. He combined calligraphy with printmaking and hand coloring to produce several of his own books, which were mainly about his cult.

 

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