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)

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)”

Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020

Les Enluminures have collaborated with Frieze to create a virtual showcase of selected medieval and early modern manuscripts and jewellery. Their public statement is detailed below: ‘Les Enluminures is delighted to participate in Frieze Viewing Room, which opens to the general public at 12pm BST this Friday October 9. Our Viewing Room will showcase a curated selectionContinue reading “Virtual Exhibition: Les Enluminures at Frieze Viewing Room – October 9 – 16, 2020”

Online Lecture: Fordham and Les Enluminures presents: “Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, 22 October 2020, 1:00pm (EST)

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.

Online Resources: Les Enluminures

Les Enluminures, a gallery specializing in medieval illuminated manuscripts with locations in NYC, Chicago, and Paris, provides several digital resources for specialists, collectors, and the public alike to learn about medieval manuscripts. Here is a list of some of their online offerings: Podcasts Begun in 2019, here you can listen to untold stories of medievalContinue reading “Online Resources: Les Enluminures”

Exhibition & Catalogue: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from The Middle Ages, Les Enluminures, NYC 17-23 October 2018

Les Enluminures will present a special exhibition and catalogue at Les Enluminures New York from October 17 to 23, 2018. It consists of four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books ofContinue reading “Exhibition & Catalogue: Four Remarkable Manuscripts from The Middle Ages, Les Enluminures, NYC 17-23 October 2018”

Exhibition: Collecting Medieval Masters Now, Les Enluminures, New York, 29 April – 10 June 2017

Opening: MADISON AVENUE GALLERY WALK Saturday, April 29, 2017 The works presented here – manuscripts, miniatures, drawings, and rings – offer a meaningful counterpoint to more recent artistic productions and celebrate the legacy of thoughtful collecting from generations past and present. Highlights of the exhibition include a majestic two volume illustrated manuscript made in the courtContinue reading “Exhibition: Collecting Medieval Masters Now, Les Enluminures, New York, 29 April – 10 June 2017”

Excursion: Walking tour of the Medieval Book Trade of Paris, led by Christopher de Hamel and Sandra Hindman, 8 April 2017

The group will meet outside the west front of Notre-Dame, where the outlines of the former medieval street of the rue Neuve-Notre-Dame are marked on the paving. Right here was the absolute dawn of the book trade in Europe. Here the earliest professional booksellers had their shops from around 1200, together with parchment-sellers, illuminators, scribes and book-binders.

Exhibition: Made in Paris: Spotlight on the Medieval Book Trade, Les Enluminures, Paris

Books made in Paris are among the most important expressions of French medieval and Renaissance art. From c. 1200 into the sixteenth century, Paris was the greatest center for the production of illuminated manuscripts and illustrated books in Europe. The royal court, prestigious members of the church, and the learned men of the university of Paris togetherContinue reading “Exhibition: Made in Paris: Spotlight on the Medieval Book Trade, Les Enluminures, Paris”

Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance January 24 to February 21, 2014, Les Enluminures, New York Beginning January 24, Sacred Song: Chant in the Middle Ages and Renaissance on view at Les Enluminures Gallery NY explores the history and mystery of Gregorian chant. The exhibition features over 30 extraordinary examples of these early music manuscriptsContinue reading “Forthcoming Exhibition: Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”