University of Atlantia

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Illuminated Margins: Marginalia & Drolleries in Manuscripts

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Johanna le Paumer

University Session UA103 February 1, 2020 Course # 323
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees FULL Room Goodpaster103
Course Category History

Jousting rabbits; snails embattled with armored knights; hybrid creatures; and other nonsensical monsters. These unusual images painted in the margins of illuminated manuscripts have amused and confused us for centuries. This brief art historical overview will explore some of the origins of these fantastic creatures and other marginalia and where to find them.