Jewish Art in Illuminated Manuscripts

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Julianna Ritter September 21, 2010 Jewish Art in Illuminated Manuscripts Illuminated manuscripts that pertain to Jewish Art date back all the way to the Middle Ages and Renaissance era in Italy. The rich ornaments that decorate the manuscripts are contrasted by the everyday life images depicted. Illuminated pages of manuscripts are more generally known to be used in the Christian context but have nonetheless affected the Jewish art and religious community especially in the 15 th century. One of the more famous artists who were able to create illuminations that not only illustrated its influence in the already existing style but also stylize certain aspects with originality was Joel ben Simeon. Joel’s work establishes him as an important artist because of the influence he held over later Jewish illuminators. Popular illuminations included several scenes adorned with the Zodiac symbols, zoomorphic and anamorphic designs, (sometimes) scenes of circumcisions or betrothals, and coats of armor. Particular designs and details varied from book
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ART HIST 212 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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