German Manuscript Illumination @ The Getty

Detail of Job derided by his Wife, German, Cologne, Circa 1450

German and Central European Manuscript Illumination

February 24–May 24, 2009 @ The Getty Center

The tradition of book painting thrived in Germany and Central Europe for nearly a millennium, enduring even after the invention of printing in the 1400s. This exhibition features manuscripts and paintings made from Cologne to Prague that reveal the richness of Central European book art. It also features a dramatic painting by Albrecht Altdorfer newly conserved at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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