The book of kells artist. The book of kells latin. All book of kells artwork ships within 48 hours and includes a 30 day money back guarantee. 58 sometimes known as the book of columba is an illuminated manuscript gospel book in latin containing the four gospels of the new testament together with various prefatory texts and tables.
Celtic arts most magnificent masterpiece. For religious works this process was taken to an elaborate extreme in the form of illuminated manuscripts. The book of kells is one of a number of illuminated books created by irish artists in monastries in ireland scotland and england.
It is known as an illuminated manuscript or in other words an elaborately decorated and illustrated bible made from vellum calf skin and painstakingly painted by hand. Way back before books were mass produced by colossal press machines every letter and every illustration of every book in existence was created by hand. These illustrated texts with their covers richly ornamented with precious metalwork comprise the foremost examples of early christian art.
A range of pigments was employed including blue made from indigo or woad native to northern europe. Shop for book of kells art from the worlds greatest living artists. Each book of kells art print is produced using archival inks ships within 48 hours and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.
The book of kells is considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces in both irish art and early christian art. Buy a book of kells print from our community of independent artists and iconic brands. What pigments did the book of kells artists use.
The art of the book of kells combines two traditions current in christian art of the early medieval period. One which engaged images of holy figures to tell a story or convey a certain idea the other which used symbolic means. Customize your book of kells print with hundreds of different frames and mats if desired.
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The book gets its name from the monastery of kells county meath ireland.