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“Manuscript painting—a not-entirely-forgotten art” exhibition

This exhibition was organized by the Pionowy Wymiar Kultury Foundation in cooperation with the Diocesan Museum in Włocławek. The exhibition, perfectly arranged in a climatic interior, ran from the end of May to the beginning of July 2017.

The exhibition, perfectly arranged in a climatic interior, ran from the end of May to the beginning of July 2017.

 

This is what the Museum wrote about the exhibition:

 

It would seem that the art developed in medieval scriptoria is nowadays completely forgotten, and examples of it can only be found on the pages of age-old documents and books. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks to enthusiasts such as the author of the works presented at the temporary exhibition in our museum, the art of illumination is still alive, and the group of its adepts is growing. We invite you to the extraordinary world of illumination by Barbara Bodziony, who draws inspiration from the most outstanding works in this field of art and practises the traditional profession of miniaturist and calligrapher.

The exhibition shows 31 works by Barbara Bodziony. These are copies or original compositions by the miniature artist, inspired by book painting created in French, Italian, German, and Czech scriptoria in the period from the 9th to the 15th century. Some copies are juxtaposed with reproductions of original miniatures. Another fantastic feature of the exhibition is the chance to see two original, illuminated books from the 15th and 16th centuries, which are borrowed especially for this occasion from the Library of the Higher Seminary in Włocławek.

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