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(Only consider this after you have provided a detailed description and have considered the matter. Your paper should not be a lengthy exercise in speculation.) No detail is too small that it should be considered irrelevant. In other art history classes a research paper is the norm, but this is a different kind of assignment. You should not do any outside research but rather look carefully at the picture and read carefully the text(s). This paper is not meant to be an exposition (whether informed or speculative) of book illumination in England in the tenth century (this is why I am not telling you the name of the manuscript or anything about its historical context), or the symbolic meaning of the scene, or the artist’s accomplishment in painting with beautiful hues. Do not engage in too much speculation. You can offer suggestions about why the artist, for example, chose a certain color, but your job is not to write a thesis about color choice in medieval manuscript illumination. Your job is to observe and then perhaps offer an idea, not to pursue that idea beyond the central question of the relationship of the image to the Gospel text(s). The assignment is meant to give you a more precise sense of the choices made by medieval artists in constructing their images and the relationship of those pictures to the texts upon which they are based . You do not need a single thesis, but your observations will almost certainly lead you to a conclusion about the relationship of the image to the Gospel text(s). The paper should be approximately three (3) pages in length, typed, double-spaced, paginated, and spell-checked!! You may use any edition of the New Testament, and you do not need to cite the passages verbatim (this takes too much real estate in your paper); it is enough to signal, for example, Matthew 1:3–8.
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  • Summer '18
  • Monroe
  • bible, Illuminated manuscript

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