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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 (75)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
(00:01:32) 56 views

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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 48 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 57 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 57 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 43 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 48 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 221 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 160 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 993 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 156 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2086 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5127 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 112 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 109 views