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  • Glass Blower | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    major figures of the Carolingian Renaissance in the 9th century A friend of Lothair one of Charlemagne s grandsons he was nicknamed Praeceptor Germaniae or the teacher of Germany His life as chancellor abbot and then archbishop was devoted to evangelical work and to the training of the clergy for whom he wrote many commentaries on the Bible He was also the author of a number of books on the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/glass-blower.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Paris in the Middle Ages | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Historical Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Paris in the Middle Ages anonymous engraving Albert Harlingue Roger Viollet View this work in the exhibition The Street Contact Friends of the mheu

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/paris-in-the-middle-ages.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Composition of the Holy Scripture, or "Ci nous dit" | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Composition of the Holy Scripture or Ci nous dit anonymous French school 14th century illumination on parchment 18cm x 14cm Chantilly Musée Condé RMN René Gabriel Ojéda View this work in

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/holy-scripture.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The Apocalypse Tapestry (detail) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    meters only two thirds of which remain It was woven in Paris between 1373 and 1389 in the workshop of the highly respected Nicolas Bataille using a low warp technique the weavers were given their model and worked horizontally from the back of the tapestry checking their position by way of a mirror set below the loom The tapestry was designed to be viewed from both sides and was perhaps

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/apocalypse-tapestry.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Lay people in the Middle Ages used a book of hours a kind of religious calendar composed of texts devoted to each liturgical hour of the day accompanied by prayers and psalms to pray at any time of the day They became very popular in the 15th century when miniaturist painters would illustrate them with magnificent illuminations Of all the books in existence the one made for the Duc de

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/duc-de-berry.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Fleur des histoires, Suzanne et les vieillards | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Fleur des histoires Susanna and the Elders Jean Mansel 15th century illumination 18cm X 14cm Bibliothèque Nationale de France Western manuscripts Français 55 BnF View this work in the exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/fleur-des-histoires.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Susanna and the Elders (detail) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Susanna and the Elders detail Domenico di Michelino 15th century oil 43cm x 170cm Avignon musée du Petit Palais Collection Campana RMN René Gabriel Ojéda View this work in the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/susanna-elders-domenico-michelino.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Saint Cosmo and Damian Condemned to Burning at the Stake | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    request of the Medicis Florence s art patron princes the buildings were partially rebuilt and decorated That is how Fra Angelico came to paint beginning in 1439 a number of frescoes on the chapel cell and dormitory walls including this episode depicting the martyrdom of Saint Cosmo and Saint Damian Their quality shows Fra Angelico s great mastery of the art Indeed depositing pigments on a freshly coated wall hence the name al fresco for the painting technique requires the artist to work swiftly and without hesitation The artist Fra Angelico s art career is interwoven with his religious journey Born in the late 14th century near Florence Guido de Piero trained as a painter in circumstances that remain obscure while simultaneously entering the Dominican monastery in Fiesole Under the name Fra Giovanni he spent his entire life in this mendicant order which was expanding rapidly at the time So it was as a Dominican monk that Guido de Piero created his body of art decorating the library and church of the San Marco monastery in Florence for example He also worked several times for the Papacy after being honored by Pope Eugene IV who had come to consecrate the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/fra-angelico.htm (2016-04-28)
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