Romanesque Artists: Hildegard of Bingen, Herrad of Landsberg, Diemoth, Renier de Huy, Master Hugo, Gislebertus, Roger of Helmarshausen

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Hildegard of Bingen, Herrad of Landsberg, Diemoth, Renier de Huy, Master Hugo, Gislebertus, Roger of Helmarshausen, Nicholas of Verdun, Claricia, Vgo, Guda. Excerpt: Claricia or Clarica was a 13th century illuminator . She included a self-portrait in a South German psalter of c. 1200, now in the The Walters Art Gallery, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Hildegard of Bingen, Herrad of Landsberg, Diemoth, Renier de Huy, Master Hugo, Gislebertus, Roger of Helmarshausen, Nicholas of Verdun, Claricia, Vgo, Guda. Excerpt: Claricia or Clarica was a 13th century illuminator . She included a self-portrait in a South German psalter of c. 1200, now in the The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore . In the self-portrait, she depicts herself as swinging from the tail of a letter Q. Additionally, she inscribed her name over her head. "Claricia s hand is just one of several in this manuscript, leading Dorothy Miner to conclude on the basis of her dress uncovered head, braided hair, and a close-fitting tunic under a long-waisted dress with long tapering points hanging from the sleeves that she was probably a lay student at the convent." References (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Diemoth (Diemudus, Diemut, Diemud, Diemuth, Diemod) (born about 1060; died 30 March, probably in 1130) was the name of a recluse at Wessobrunn Abbey in Upper Bavaria , Germany . ("Diemoth" is the Middle High German word for "humility" or "modesty"). Life and works Little is known about Diemoth's private life. Most of our information is based on a sixteenth-century biographer. Much of this must be considered embellished legend rather than fact. According to the traditional version, she was born of a noble Bavarian or Swabian family, and while still a child entered the Benedictine nunnery connected with the Benedictine monastery of Wessobrunn . This is almost certainly not true, since the Wessobrunn monastery was male-only until at least AD 1100. The monks would not have taken it upon themselves to educate one single young girl. Thus it is much more likely that Diemoth entered the Wessobrunn monastery as an adult. Her proficient handwriting shows evid...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155263977
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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