Saturday, July 30, 2016

Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Illuminated Manuscripts

GETTY 360
Initial B: The Trinity, cutting from a gradual, about 1460-70, Ferrara, Taddeo Crivelli. The J. Paul Getty Museum
Religious experiences are deeply personal, yet throughout history individuals who have spiritual or mystical encounters have attempted to share their visions with wider audiences. These "unseen" experiences, recorded by Jewish and Christian authors in antiquity, were translated in new ways by the illuminators of medieval and Renaissance books. The innovative images in this exhibition offer visual entry points to the ineffable nature of faith. The Getty Center: Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Illuminated Manuscripts (Through September 25, 2016) [link]