Two Exhibitions on Illuminated Manuscripts at Getty Center

"Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe" is one of two exhibitions on illuminated manuscripts now on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California (USA). "Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe", is the The Getty Center's international summer exhibition, on view June 17 through September 7 in the Exhibitions Pavilion. On display are more than 130 examples of Flemish illumination created between 1470 and 1560. These pieces highlight a pivotal period in illumination, showing how the appearance of the pages was changed by employing techniques used by the premiere painters of that time. Lectures and demonstrations to enhance the viewers understanding of the historical context are being offered through the run of the exhibition. All lectures are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Seating reservations are required. The "Illuminating the Renaissance" exhibition will be open for all events.

Already on exhibit at the Getty Musuem is "The Making of a Medieval Book", which opened on May 20 and will be ending September 28. This display explores how illuminated manuscripts during the Middle Ages and Renaissance were made. It presents four stages in the making of a medieval book: parchment making, writing, illumination and binding. The Getty Center's "Making of" series delves into the process behind numerous art forms. It compliments the "Illuminating the Renaissance" exhibition. (See http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/making/ for more information on "The Making of a Medieval Book".)