Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Four Books on Human Proportions

Albrecht Dürer was very important in Renaissance and the developements in it.  His most important and influental aspect is that he introduced the scientific system of Italy to Northern Europe by using laws of proportions. The Four Books on Human … Continue reading

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Insular Art and Manusciprts

Insular art or Hiberno Saxon art, is type of art which was produced in post Roman history in Ireland and Great Britain. The Insular word derives from insula, which mean island in Latin, describing England’s and Ireland’s geographical place. Insular art originated from Celtic Christianity or … Continue reading

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Book of Hours

The Book of Hours was popular in middle ages. The decorations are mostly restricted to capital letters.  Every example of a book of hours is unique on its own right but they all share some common properties. They all include … Continue reading

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Illuminated Manuscripts

Manuscript means ‘handwritten’ in Latin.  The term illuminated beans brightened- lit up in Latin. In the times when printing was not invented, books were written by hand and some decorations or illustrations were added. Since they were very expensive and … Continue reading

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Calligraphy

I’m going to explain what calligraphy is and the history of it briefly. And then I will give some information about the technique. Calligraphy is a viusal art that deals with lettering. The word ‘calligraphy’ has greek roots: kalli, which … Continue reading

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Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines, which are huge line drawings located in Peru are one of the world’s mysteries that no scientist could explain how and why people did it. Nazca Lines are composed of 300 hundred different figues on the surface of … Continue reading

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