Choirs of Angels Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500 by Barbara Drake Boehm

By Barbara Drake Boehm

This pleasant booklet describes and illustrates the Metropolitan Museum’s choice of approximately forty illuminations from Italian choral manuscripts. Representing the paintings of Gothic and Renaissance masters either celebrated and nameless, those worthwhile work in miniature---with their compelling narrative, outstanding colour, and shining gold---bear witness to unparalleled aesthetic accomplishment. The choir books they light up are a wealthy resource of knowledge in regards to the improvement of chant, whose unforeseen transcendent tonalities have abiding allure at the present time. in addition they function fundamental resources for the research of the lives of spiritual groups and of the philosophy and religion that infused medieval Europe, providing a glimpse of Italy on the sunrise of the Renaissance.

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