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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 (78)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 285 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 202 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 305 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 165 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 273 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 264 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 172 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 180 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 345 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1159 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2581 views

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The Cloisters Under Construction
(00:02:29) 10005 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5177 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 115 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 119 views