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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Enlightenment

first draft of this image: Warding off Monsters
During the dark ages in Europe, monks in their fortress-like-monasteries, kept literature alive. They worked by candle light and burning whale oil to copy and embellish stories of the prophets and saints in Greek and Latin. These documents where bound into books and called illuminated manuscripts, not only because of the bright colors and glow to the pages. The name also references the capacity of the books to hold light, (education and wisdom), for the largely illiterate population living under fear and superstition. 
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