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Pen and Parchment: Drawing as an Art Form in Medieval Manuscripts - Sunday at the Met

The exhibition Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages delves into the powerful, seldom-seen work of medieval draftsmen, including drawings created long before the Renaissance, in settings as diverse as ninth-century monastic scriptoria to the fourteenth-century French court. Jonathan Alexander presents a talk about the techniques, aesthetics, and role of graphic images—drawings, maps, diagrams, and masterful manuscript decorations—in the creative and intellectual life of the Middle Ages.

Jonathan Alexander, the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University


Learn more about the medieval collections at the Met and at the Cloisters:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/medieval-art-and-the-cloisters

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (77)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 253 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 174 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 242 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 140 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 231 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 249 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 338 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1079 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 174 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 164 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2373 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5150 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 114 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 116 views