The medieval universe and a painting by Botticini

I am looking at paintings titled ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’, they’re all paintings from the Renaissance or older. The most compelling ones, to me, are the ones with incredible rendering of dark and light. It appears that light is really important for creating atmosphere in a painting. There’s something tangible, something present, something palpable […]

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Hughs R. (1991). The Shock Of The New, Edition 2?, London: Thames and Hudson Ltd

‘The silence of nature itself, in which the random noises of culture were swallowed up – was one of the dominant facts of medieval life, outside the cloister as well as inside it.’ P.324 ‘…might well have exceeded anything we take for “normal” cultural experience today. Now we see the same cathedral through a vast […]

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