Welcome to Cogprints - Cogprints enluminure irlandaise L' enluminure est une technique artistique consistant à décorer ou à illustrer à la main un texte, un livre ou un manuscrit. L'origine du mot « enluminure » est à chercher du côté du latin « illuminare », qui signifie mettre en lumière. Cette technique apparaîtra au cours du 4°s après Jésus-christ, et trouvera son essor en Irlande dès le 5°s avec la mission de christianisation de St Patrick. En effet, l' apport chrétien se mélangeant aux techniques artistiques païennes, une renaissance culturelle s' étendra en suivant les pas des missionnaires Scots qui parcourront toute l' Europe de l' ouest et du nord. Le manuscrit le plus ancien qu'on ait découvert portant les premières traces de lettrines enluminées se nomme : Catach, le batailleur, un talisman porté lors de batailles et associé traditionnellement à St Colomban. Livre de Durrow - 7°s Evangile de Lindisfarne - 8°s Mais c' est toute l' expression artistique insulaire qui va suivre ce renouveau. Livre des Kells - 8°s
How to make a drawstring bag | Chica and Jo As I mentioned the other day in my hard candy jewels post, Jo and I have done a lot of projects for Little Jo’s birthday party this year. While I’m still not ready to tell you the theme (but soon, I promise!), I would like to show you another one of those projects. We’ve told you about drawstring bags before, like when we made 50 of them out of denim or when we showed you how to make a fur-lined velvet Santa bag, but since these goodie bags for the party were super simple, and the others had been more elaborate, I thought it was worth explaining the basic process again. First, figure out how big you want the finished bag to be, then use those measurements to determine how big to cut the fabric. For our bags, I cut a 15″x10″ piece of hot pink satin fabric for the outside of the bag, and another 15″x10″ piece of bright teal for the lining. Start by placing the two pieces of fabric right sides together, and pin along the top (widest) edge. Secure the pinched seam with a row of pins.
Celtic knotwork, the ultimate tutorial Karel Čapek Biographical note One of the most important Czech writers of the 20th century. Karel Čapek was born in Malé Svatonovice, then Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic. Karel Čapek wrote with intelligence and humor on a wide variety of subjects. His works are known not only for interesting and exact descriptions of reality, but also for his excellent work with the Czech language. Many of his works discuss ethical and other aspects of the revolutionary inventions and processes that were already expected in the first half of 20th century. In this, Čapek was also expressing fear of upcoming social disasters, dictatorship, violence, and unlimited power of corporations, and trying to find some hope for human beings. His other books and plays include detective stories, novels, fairy tales and theatre plays, and even a book on gardening. Later, in the 1930s, Čapek's work focused on the threat of brutal Nazi and fascist (but also communist) dictatorships.
arXiv.org e-Print archive Celtic knot Stone Celtic crosses, such as this, are a major source of our knowledge of Celtic knot design. Carpet page from Lindisfarne Gospels, showing knotwork detail. Almost all of the folios of the Book of Kells contain small illuminations like this decorated initial. History Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world, but the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century. The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. J. Examples See also References External links
Yoga Basics Column - Up in Arms Prepare for inversions by strengthening your arms and core in Dolphin Pose. By Natasha Rizopoulos The act of going upside down, whether for a few breaths in a pose like Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) or for several minutes in a pose like Sirsasana (Headstand), can feel tremendously liberating. Inversions provide myriad physical, mental, and emotional benefits. But they also require strength, flexibility, and confidence about reversing your normal relationship to gravity, and those can take time to develop. Dolphin both opens and strengthens the upper body, making it a great preparation for inversions or a nice substitute posture when you're not ready to fly your legs above your head. Pose Benefits: Strengthens arms and shouldersOpens shoulders and upper backGood alternative to and preparation for inversions Contraindications: Shoulder injuriesGlaucomaHigh blood pressureRecent stroke Press Down to Lift Up Engage Your Core Find Balance to Get Up February 2009