Copy of the publishing Heritage and corresponding to the Gold Series.
The masterpiece of all European Romanesque miniature, illustrated by the geniuses of his painting with such mastery that nine centuries later influenced geniuses of modern painting Picasso and Matisse. A 5 star hotel in every great library!
The richest, innovative and artistically most important of all Beatos. The text is the only witness to the original whole Beatus, dated in 776.
The manuscript of the Beatus of Saint-Sever, original of which is preserved today in the National Library of France (. Signature Ms. lat 8878), is an extraordinary work that accumulates superlatives: the richest, most innovative and artistically important all the manuscripts of the Blessed; the text is the most complete preserved the first draft of the commentary on the Apocalypse of Beatus of Liebana. It was illustrated by Stephanus Garsia and other painters, by order of Abbot Gregorio Muntaner of Saint-Sever (1028-1072), an important Gascon monastery, located on the road to Santiago de Compostela. It is the only codex with illustrations of the Hispanic tradition of the Beati that occurred outside the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, his illustrations combine the iconography of the first edition of Blessed with a model of the third (the richest of the Blessed) pictorial writing; probably make up reasons for a non-Hispanic illustrated Apocalypse.
It is the only Beato has used three different models for his illustrations. What particularly impresses is the extraordinary artistic and intellectual quality of his illustrations, distinguished by its originality and faithfulness to the biblical text; also surprised by its naturalism and almost modern expressionism. It is the only Beatus that has a “Maiestas Domini” double page of a monumentality equal to the great Romanesque portals in France. For this reason it has been assumed that his illustrations are the work of a team of professional street artists who had also worked as a mural painters. In total, the images of Beato de Saint-Sever are one of the greatest masterpieces of all medieval miniature, which also inspired Picasso’s most famous “Guernica” painting: the figure of a fallen soldier has been inspired by the figure of a gigantic corpse in miniature “Flood” Blessed Saint-Sever “.
The publisher made this Beato two series, with common characteristics and differential: the pergamenata Series, the first and only full facsimile edition with support pergamenata and gold foil, limited edition of 600 numbered and authenticated by a notary.
And the Gold Series, which corresponds to the copy available in limited edition of only 66 numbered and authenticated by a notary, with authentic pure gold foil sterling 22.25 carats and pergamenata support. For the first time artwork Beatus light with all its original splendor, the gold that only law can give them, as they were conceived. So is credited notary public through laboratory analysis of the gold foil of 22.25 carats, applied in each and every one of its pages. This series is exhausted in a while.
Current Location: National Library of France. Ms. lat. 8878. Century XI. Ca. 1038.
Writing: Latin. Lowercase Carolina.
Illustrations: 112 miniatures illuminated with gold and more than 1,400 colored initials.
Extension: Full Facsimile. 592 parchment pages.
Dimensions: 28.6 x 36.7 cm.
Binding: has been faithfully reproduced in aged skin flecked with gold embossed goat law as a notary is credited by laboratory analysis of the gold foil of 22.25 carats; and even the arrangement of the five ribs on its back. Its binding consists of two closures bronze plated pure gold.
The facsimile is accompanied by an interesting book of studies by prestigious professors Peter K. Klein and Otto Karl Werckmeister. Texts in Spanish, Italian, English and German. 25 x 34 cm format. 320 pages. Bound in hardcover with dust jacket color.
Original in perfect condition and all we have available in this edition and Gold series.
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