The Getty Collection (1 of 2)
The artistic aims of medieval and Renaissance
painters often found their purest expression in manuscript
illumination, one of the primary art forms of the time. While
we continue to prize illuminated manuscripts today as great
works of art, their role as books has also remained preeminent.
Indeed, the greatest collections of European manuscript illumination
still belong to libraries: the Vatican Library in Rome, the
British Library in London, and the Pierpont Morgan Library
in New York, to name a few of the most renowned repositories.
At the same time, illuminated manuscripts provide the most
complete surviving record of medieval painting and important
evidence of the accomplishment of Renaissance painters.
The Getty Collection (2 of 2)
The Exhibition (2 of 2)