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One of my earliest memories is receiving from First Sibling a beautifully illustrated copy of Disney’s retelling of Sleeping Beauty, which, of course, featured many of the highly detailed images from the 1959 film. I’ve watched this film repeatedly over the years, every time I see that it’s to be on television, and am always struck by the medieval beauty of the illustration style, full of patterns and rich colours, like the pages of an illuminated manuscript. The cartoon does in fact open as an illuminated manuscript telling Aurora’s story:

Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" as an illuminated manuscript (Image via A Book Hunter's Holiday blog).

Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” as an illuminated manuscript (Image via A Book Hunter’s Holiday blog).

The pages above remind me of the Chroniques d’Angleterre, specifically of the miniature below:

F.16 of the Chroniques d'Angleterre,, depicting the marriage of Diodicias (British Library, Royal 15 E IV ). Image via British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

F.16 of the Chroniques d’Angleterre,, depicting the marriage of Diodicias (British Library, Royal 15 E IV ). Image via British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

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Art Nouveau Labyrinth

Art Nouveau Labyrinth

I’m no artist; I haven’t done any drawing in a very long time. So I couldn’t produce art like the mash-ups scattered throughout this blog post, no matter how I wish that I could. However, I know that my writing skills aren’t too bad, so this is my attempt to create a mash-up of my very own, and in so doing to move forward one post in two separate blogging projects. (more…)

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