Illuminated Initials of the Chansons d'Amour Thott 291 8º manuscript (late 15th century): appreciation thread
Yes, "Thott" is the really name of the collection this manuscript was found in
I really must emphasise that these are initials. This person was asked to "do a pretty-looking T" and they thought "oh I know: snail hat"
cw: full frontal nudity (drawn)
god i am not over this bat. amazing
@garfiald these are all just weird letters
@Ophillous thats the idea
@garfiald this is the font that mastodon should be in in my imo
@garfiald someone should recreate the turban sage post using these letters
@garfiald why does the C have a fly whats he doin there
@applejuice your guess is as good as mine
@garfiald all the best image captions start with "Fuck it."
@garfiald Snail-kite guy is a quarantine 2020 mood.
@garfiald ass out jars out
@garfiald how I'm trying to be
@garfiald great selfies, garfield!!!
@healyn cheers from mine
@garfiald medieval art is bad ass
@CyclopsCaveman you can say that again!
@garfiald medieval art is bad ass!
@garfiald I wonder how many people read this and got really excited before getting to "(drawn)"
@garfiald well this is Richard Stallman, what is he doing here?
@garfiald i think my favorite in this whole thread is the monkey riding the dragon, snail hat is pretty great though
@garfiald oh hell yeah
@garfiald this S???? just a double headed dragon would have worked fine. why the ass and leg
@garfiald that's a pretty happy M bat you have there
@garfiald this isn't music? the lines look rather like what early staffs look like iirc
@melissasage yeah it is! the initials are for the lyrics
@garfiald I wonder if this style of drawing flourishes at the beginning of a staff is why modern clefs are so stylized! like how you can tell a treble clef used to be a cursive G and the bass clef still looks pretty close to an F
@melissasage im afraid i have no idea
@garfiald damn, guess I know what research hole to fall down next
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