Friday, 16 May 2014
It has been a busy week but I have used some of my latte moments to view this fascinating Dutch manuscript on watercolours from 1692. The book or manual was handwritten and painted by a man known as A. Boogert. It is over 700 pages long. Boogert writes about the use of watercolours and explains in detail how to mix colours, how to create hues and change tones by adding more water.
You can read a short description of the manuscript on the website of historian Erik Kwakkel, who points out that it "provides an unusual peek into the workshop of 17th-century painters and illustrators."
E-Corpus. It is kept at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France.
I'm in awe with its pages.
Have a wonderful weekend! I will be back on Monday with some news.
1-2, 5-6: via E-Corpus / 3-4, 7: via Colossal (discovered via Architectural Digest)