By Lydia A. Dournovo
Highly unique taste marks those works, that are thoroughly surprising to so much paintings historians and experts. Even those that have had a few acquaintance with Armenian miniatures and illuminations will locate that almost all of the fabric during this publication hasn't ever ahead of been reproduced.
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Artistic ability holes, the made of vegetable compounds and the colors are consequently, The less expensive. There originality of expression peculiarities (for ulcher marks of time's wear. Almost is is are, no gold. and certain iconographic example, the Holy Women at the Sep- painted in this manuscript according to SS. John and Luke, not according to SS. Matthew and Mark as was of a usually done) make this series of miniatures the first school which will perpetuate The its traditions for centuries.
Last and place of execution of the Gospel are is The time unknown. also Nevertheless, one can suggest a date for the manuscript by comparison with some miniatures in the Gospel of 1053 (Matcnadaran 3593) whose style extraordinarily close to is of the Gospel of Mugni. Both manuscripts may well have been executed at the same time and in the same workthat shop in The northwestern Armenia. both miniatures arc figures in The majestic in bearing, and rigid. are disposed like those of folds in type.
Tice is seen in the and architec- The same Etchmiadzin Gospel, but in a prac- much less striking form. In the Gospel of 1038 an almost total absence is harmonizes perfectly with the ensemble of very evident. It the work, graphic expression, and the its of setting artist's desire to depict the solemnity of the subject and the emotions of its participants. manner of does this without destroying an is elliptical treating the subject (few figures, restrained by an overwhelming action) noted He mise en scene.