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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin two initials from f. France, surreal letter creation medieval manuscript art painting initial letters from people and birds

Fête des fous, 1559, d'après Brueghel gravé par Pieter Van der Heyden  (see Book I)  wikipedia: "Elle avait pour objet d'honorer l'âne qui porta Jésus lors de son entrée à Jérusalem, était répandue dans toute la France au Moyen Âge et se célébrait le jour de la Circoncision en janvier. On chantait un office, puis on faisait une procession solennelle et l'on se livrait à toutes sortes d'extravagances."

The Festival of Fools; in the foreground several fools play a game of bowls; behind them two fools lead eachother by the nose; others dance, perform acrobatics, and play instruments. Engraving Brughel the Elder.

This figurative alphabet appears in a late 14th century pattern book for illustrators, created by the architect Giovannino de'Grassi.

Alphabet based on human forms - MS. Ashmole 1504 (c) - The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

A site created to encourage debate over the fundamental principles of classical dance technique and aesthetics

Breviary, 1288.

Breviary, 1288.

Pere Garcia de Benavarri, Retaule de Sant Joan, mitjan segle XV, MNAC. Retaule de Verdú, 2on. quart del XV, MEV. Retaule de Sant Vicenç d’Àger, finals del XV – inicis del XVI, Museu de Lleida. Àngel músic del portal de l’Hospital de Xàtiva, segle XV.

Pere Garcia de Benavarri, Retaule de Sant Joan, mitjan segle XV, MNAC. Retaule de Verdú, 2on. quart del XV, MEV. Retaule de Sant Vicenç d’Àger, finals del XV – inicis del XVI, Museu de Lleida. Àngel músic del portal de l’Hospital de Xàtiva, segle XV.

Book of Hours, MS M.19 fol. 50v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

15th C woodcut depicting a medieval banquet where king queen shown w tasters

C woodcut depicting a medieval banquet where king queen shown w tasters

Detail of a painting of a drum-beating ape, iris, more flowers, strawberry, and a moth, from the borders of the folio.   Origin: England, S. E (London). British Library

Gospels of Luke and John in the Vulgate and Erasmian (Novum Instrumentum) versions, England, S. 7 September and after c.

Einhandflöte und Trommel - Heinrich-Schütz-Haus Bad Köstritz

Einhandflöte und Trommel - Heinrich-Schütz-Haus Bad Köstritz

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