Watch a short video here to see an introduction to the newly discovered manuscript. Born in Germany, where he trained as an artist and scribe and from where he was probably expelled, Joel ben Simeon spent most of his itinerant career in the book arts in northern Italy. We perhaps know more about him –Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘Go Forth and Learn’ The Artist Joel Ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, Fordham University & Les Enluminures, October 22, 1:00 PM (ET)”
The discovery of a new manuscript with more than 300 drawings by the hand of Joel ben Simeon, a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator, prompts a reassessment of his career at a time of great religious uncertainty, economic opportunity, and cultural exchange.
Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities that they lived in.