The book of kells artist. Dublin trinity college library ms a. The book gets its name from the monastery of kells county meath ireland. Choose your favorite book of kells designs and purchase them as wall art home decor phone cases tote bags and more.
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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. 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 is believed to have been brought to kells following a viking raid on the monastery on the island of iona scotland in 806.
What pigments did the book of kells artists use. All book of kells artwork ships within 48 hours and includes a 30 day money back guarantee. The art of the book of kells combines two traditions current in christian art of the early medieval period.
A range of pigments was employed including blue made from indigo or woad native to northern europe. 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. The book of kells is considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces in both irish art and early christian art.
These illustrated texts with their covers richly ornamented with precious metalwork comprise the foremost examples of early christian art. Celtic arts most magnificent masterpiece. Customize your book of kells print with hundreds of different frames and mats if desired.
For religious works this process was taken to an elaborate extreme in the form of illuminated manuscripts. Choose from thousands of book of kells artworks with the option to print on canvas acrylic wood or museum quality paper. Choose a frame to complete your home today.
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