“Last Year’s Snow Was Falling is a 1983 Soviet clay-animated film directed by Aleksandr Tatarskiy (T/O Ekran studio).
The film reached a cult status after its first appearance on Central TV.
The aphoristic remarks of the characters, full of absurd humor, turned into colloquial proverbs. For this work Tatarskiy received the Silver Cooker award at the 1983 Varna International Film Festival.”
J. MacDonald. Day Break. Modality Series. 1936.
The Apostles, Matthew Mark Luke and John, Nicholas Of Lyra’s Postillae, 1402
New to us - a catalog from 1994 exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum, “Rickshaw Painting: Traffic Art in Bangladesh,” an amazing survey of paintings done to decorate rickshaws. We’ll post some more pics b/c it’s so great. -ds
Mouth of hell
"Heures de la Vierge avec calendrier latin. Suffrages des Saints. L’Enfer. Cote: Martainville 192 fol. 167 v°" Info source.
Children in Insect costume, number 4- mantis.
Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749
Eisenberger, Nicolaus Friedrich, 1707-1771
Felsekeri, Pauli Jonathae.
Knorr, Georg Wolfgang, 1705-1761
Lichtensteger, Georg, 1700-1781
[Germany] :Georgii Wolfgangi Knorrii,1777
Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library
Book of the Week Collection
Pages from a psalterium, Flandres c. 1500-1535
"The unique quality of the manuscript is not, however, related to the texts but to its artistic embellishment. Every single page has been decorated with minute pictures of flowers, fruits, insects etc, and at all major sections of the manuscript there is a full page painting, illustrating the text or purely ornamental."
From the Danish National Library
Some images just hit the right spot. This cute owl in his best red coat is part of a decorated page in a Pontifical, a book that was read during a special Mass in the church, often by the bishop himself. Having ploughed through a full page of big chunky letters, he was treated to a change of pace: a bit of entertainment in the lower margin. Hidden inside the colourful display sits the owl, who is looking, puzzled, at a bell. While the significance of the scene is lost on me, it made my day. Having been locked out of my Tumblr account for three days (see my previous post), it is good to be able to show you entertaining medieval things like this again. Thank you Tumblr Support Team!
Pic: Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MS MurF 3 (dated 1508). The full manuscript can be browsed here.
Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790-1830 (Eigenbesitz)