Carmina Figurata
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Los poemas de figuras existen desde el inicio de la tradición poética occidental, en la antigua Grecia y en la Baja Edad Media y participan , sin duda, de la dimensión visual del lenguaje aunque, en casi todos los casos, auxiliando y ratificando la información de la dimensión verbal. Se trata de una extensión del significado verbal que completa y legitima, redundantemente, su sentido.
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Text Art: Another great artwork I'd have on my wall. “The Ocean of Story” Print by Lim Heng Swee aka ilovedoodle

Besht's Siddur. SIDDUR TEFILLA ME-HA-ARIZAL MI-KOL HA-SHANAH, YAMPOL (UKRAINE), 1750. 
223 leaves (7 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.).  Written in brown ink on paper in Ashkenazic square and semi-cursive scripts; unvocalized; occasional use of angelic letters; original foliation in ink. Written by Moses ben Joseph of Luboml; ff. 205-09 written by a separate contemporary hand; ff. 210-213 written by Rabbi Mordecai Twersky of Chernobyl. The prayer book's original owner was Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer Ba'al Shem…

Besht's Siddur. SIDDUR TEFILLA ME-HA-ARIZAL MI-KOL HA-SHANAH, YAMPOL (UKRAINE), 1750. 223 leaves (7 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.). Written in brown ink on paper in Ashkenazic square and semi-cursive scripts; unvocalized; occasional use of angelic letters; original foliation in ink. Written by Moses ben Joseph of Luboml; ff. 205-09 written by a separate contemporary hand; ff. 210-213 written by Rabbi Mordecai Twersky of Chernobyl. The prayer book's original owner was Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer Ba'al Shem…

Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 9th century

Constellation Lepus: Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures - Marcus Tullius Cicero, century

La Constelación de la Liebre (Lepus).  Dentro de la figura el texto de Hyginio: "Lepus: hic dicitur Orionis canem fugere venantis. Nam cum ut oportebat eum venatorem finxissent voluerunt etiam significare aliqua de causa ita leporem ad pedes fugientem dirrexerunt. Quem nonnulli Mercurio constitutum dixerunt que datum esse praeter cetera genera animalia, ut alia spareret alias haberet in ventrem…". Aratea de Cicerón con la Astronomica de Hyginio. ca. 820-850.  British Library, Harley 647…

text by Hyginus (his Astronomicus) this imagery is from the Harley manuscripts illustrating the constellations from Cicero’s Aratea. Lepus Constellation is seen here

Carmina figurata

Carmina figurata decorated with floral motifs, at the end of the Psalms. Origin: Italy, N.

The Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of around seventy early Greek medical works associated with Hippocrates and his teachings

The Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of around seventy early Greek medical works associated with Hippocrates and his teachings, byzantine manuscript, century.

Harley 1861, f. 307 Carmina figurata from the British Library.

Harley f. 307 Carmina figurata from the British Library. 3 Trisided elements stacked together. M + f = reality/wholeness? What is the translation?

Hydra

This century illuminated manuscript was by Marcus Tullius Cicero entitled ‘Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures’. (British Library)To see more illustrations visit: Retronaut.

Delphinus

Delphinus Description: Illustration of the constallation Delphinus the dolphin, with text or scholia within the figure of the constellation. Origin: France, N. (diocese of Reims)

Lyra

This century illuminated manuscript was by Marcus Tullius Cicero entitled ‘Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures’. (British Library)To see more illustrations visit: Retronaut.

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