A compelling account of artistic and cultural achievements our book, Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600, features paintings, ceramics, metalware, lacquer, and books first-exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover the Joseon dynasty and its impact on Korean history.
This example of bookbinding shows the front and back covers plus a flap traditional of Islamic bookbinding. The Arts of the Book in the Islamic World, 1600–1800. Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Jazz music was first started in New Orleans by the African Americans. However, it would later see a transition to the Harlem area during a period known as the Harlem Renaissance. This movement would be a period of time lasting throughout the 1920s when African American musicians, poets, and artists would see a revival and new found appreciation for the African American fine arts (14).
Lisbon Bible - British Library. Portuguese school of medieval Hebrew illumination. Completed in 1482, the Lisbon Bible is a testimony to the rich cultural life the Portuguese Jews experienced prior to the expulsion and forced conversions of December 1496.
Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese 1563. The Wedding at Cana (or The Wedding Feast at Cana) by Paolo Veronese is an oil on canvas that was painted in 1563 for the Benedectine Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
Jesus Blesses Peter. BIBLE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 16:19, "And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." - http://access-jesus.com/Matthew/Matthew_16.html
Gopnik Daily Pic:The Holkham Hebrew Bible, in a show of Jewish books and documents from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, now on view at the Jewish Museum in New York. The book was printed in Naples in 1491/2, by one Joshua Solomon Soncino. Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s poignant as well. The hand-colored decoration shows how fully its maker was immersed in, and appreciative of, the Christian culture of the Italian Renaissance. (Identical decoration was used on a chivalric romance.)