History of Initial – annual course in english
A series of monthly workshops in manuscript painting combined with lectures.
A one-year course entitled “ HISTORY OF INITIAL ” is available for eanglish- speaking beginners in the field of manuscript painting.
The initial is the most original and fascinating “invention” of medieval illuminators. It soon ceased to have just a practical function, i.e. marking an important place in the text and began a “career” of its own that has continued to this day. Emancipating itself to some extent from the text, it began to play a decorative role, occupying more and more space on the page, sometimes losing readability of forms to their beauty. Over time, the initial also became the frame for a story absorbed from the miniature into the internal space or the body of a letter. Every era of book painting and every scriptorium has developed its own recognizable style of decorating initials.
Dr Magdalena Łanuszka ( www. posztukiwania.pl) leads us through this fascinating story during her lectures.
During the course https://schule-weiler.de/letter-m/index.html , students learn the craft of a medieval miniaturist, in practice. We learn the recipe for medieval adhesive, how to apply different pigments and how to apply them to obtain their full potential of shades.
9 SESSIONS (4 houres each) on Sandays 2020-21
All the sessions take place at 23/9 Siemiradzkiego Street in Cracow
GROUPE A: on Sundays, 3:00pm – 7 :00 pm
GROPU B: on Mondays
Prize: 1500 zł (supplies are all included)
deposit of 800 zł is due to reserve your place by 25th of Octobre