SteveM wrote:Robert re: the book of hours --
have we discussed it before? I seem to recall mentioning that though the patron was french, the artist was Italian? Was it this one?
(As courts integrated the families often used the same artists from different regions -- which is in part what led to the uniformity of a wide spread late gothic style -- one which can complicate style and content as a means of identifying geographic locale.)
edited to add: oops no, I see it is by the master of brussels... must be another one I was thinking of.
Ross wrote: on 18 May 2010, 10:24
That's an interesting comparison, Mike. I have trouble imagining such a reversal of the meaning of the figure, though. The Cary Sheet Devil also looks nothing like this.
Just conceptually, in order to imagine illustrations of Petrarch's Fama being the source for the Devil, I have to find the area of overlap of the "semantic range" (or semiotic range?) of "Fame" and "Devil". We might find that in the concepts of vanity, vainglory, hubris, etc.
robert wrote:A repost of the image I found with similarities to the Cary Sheet Devil:
Title of Work: Book of Hours
Illustrator: Master of the Brussels Initials
Production: France (Paris), circa 1407
Description: (Whole folio) A scene in Hell; historiated initial and decorated border with foliage, figures and birds. From the Penitential Psalms and Litany.
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