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Rachel Waguespack November 20, 2009 ARH 302/Mulder Sketching and Writing Assignment: Part 2 Lindisfarne Gospels Word Count:
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The Lindisfarne Gospels are a prime example of the inspiring workmanship evident in many medieval manuscripts. Their namesake derives from the monastery in Lindisfarne, in the northeastern part of England, for which they were created in the early 8 th century. This Latin version of the Gospels, referred to as St. Jerome’s Vulgate, was written out by a single scribe who was highly cared for and respected within his community. Incredibly detailed works like this one are believed to have taken up to ten years to create its fully decorated “carpet” pages as well as the text pages with ornamental initials. Their fluid intermingling of image and text create a unique viewing experience much different than simply words on paper. The page I chose from the Lindisfarne Gospels on display shows a work that I believe represents a good combination of the text and graphics as one. Despite not knowing the language, I think the images on this page are more of a support and extension of what is written rather than just an illustration of what is written. The image is very dominant with its long curves
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