New Medieval Art is just what it implies; a new art medium applied to an original Medieval art! This blog has been designed as a way for artists and historians to come together and learn about existing medieval manuscripts.
Throughout this blog is information pertaining to my ongoing project: The Medieval Screen. Under the History page, learn about the history of this project, and how it has been created.
Because of technology today, we have an opportunity to share our travels to other countries with each other, in which medieval manuscripts are found. To share with each other our encounters of medieval manuscripts or their facsimiles. This will help each of us locate and learn about these treasures, and perhaps inspire some of us to create new art from the beautiful images.
This blog is designed for those of us who wish to know where medieval manuscripts are located, where their facsimiles can be found, and to learn what artists are doing to re-capture the art of our past.
My hope is that this focus on medieval art will influence others to do similar artistic projects, and share their work with us here. It will be very interesting to see different art mediums such as: stained glass, tapestries, painting on canvas, wood carvings, or ceramic mosaics of the images from existing medieval manuscripts, for example.
I hope this blog will reach out to historians and artisans that have the same passion for medieval art, as well as to learn from each other by sharing the history that each manuscript represents.
About Julie Carmen:
Julie is a former Research Librarian at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She is an independent research librarian and archivist who graduated from the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, (Colorado Cohort), with a Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS) and a Graduate Certificate in Archives. This blog was part of her independent study, in which she focused on Copyright Law pertaining to art work, guided history reading, and the study of educational outreach via social networking mechanisms such as blogs.
In addition to medieval history and embroidery, her interests include: music, guitar, piano, herbology, astronomy, and spending time with her husband, cats,and dogs.