August 16, 2019 0

Beginning Western Calligraphy Tips : Western Calligraphy: The Batarde Art

Beginning Western Calligraphy Tips : Western Calligraphy: The Batarde Art


And what I want to point out to you is this
is the actual size of the original manuscript. And I’m not sure what museum this manuscript
is in but I’m sure it’s in some museum and let’s face it, this is a priceless item. Now
here’s the Batarde being used and at this point I’m going to say that this is very definitely
being done with quills; the letters are this small in the original manuscript and see what
this is like a whole little scene that’s painted there. And this is just so amazing because
this woman is looking into a mirror or maybe yes; no I don’t know what’s going on there
but that’s a monk. And see it’s got a background; turning blue or lighter bluer, going; going
back so it has that perspective to it. And here is a decorative border and in these Books
of Hours the borders; there was just this incredible…

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