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Colour in the making - in pictures

From deeply toxic vermillion and precious ultramarine to the light-based systems of photography and digital inkjets, a new book offers a vivid insight into humanity's pursuit of colour over the centuries

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Credit: Odile Donis/Black Dog Publishing Marie Weibel-Koehler portrait by Auguste and Lumière (1905, autochrome glass plate)

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Tagged "12th century" | Illumanulast quarter of the 12th century (1175-1199) Northern English (Durham) Yates Thompson 26: (i.a.) Prose Life of Cuthbert by Bede fol. 60r - “Miniature of Cuthbert anointing an ill girl with holy oil and healing her immediately, from Chapter 30 of Bede’s prose Life of St Cuthbert. “

St Cuthbert; Lindisfarne Gospels Exhibition

monks at St Cuthbert's hermitage signalling with torches to the monks at Lindisfarne that St Cuthbert is dead, from Chpater 40 of Bede's Life of St Cuthbert, late 12C (Yates Thompson MS 26, f 74v)

Miniature of the young St Cuthbert kneeling in prayer, interrupted by his horse finding bread and cheese wrapped in linen hidden within a roof, from Chapter 5 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert, England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 14r

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The Monastery of St Anthony and St Cuthbert, Shropshire, U.K.

this is just lovely! Detail: St Cuthbert’s Prayer by Kate Leiper

Icon of St. Cuthbert [St Cuthbert building his hermitage on the island of Farne, with the help of an angel]