Large Real Ireland Calendar 2023Regular price €10.99
This sumptuously produced calendar features the work of celebrated Irish landscape photographer Liam Blake. Liam travels the length and breadth of Ireland throughout the year in order to capture images of the people and landscape, the towns and villages, the pubs and shopfronts and to present them as a collection for you to enjoy in your own home or to give as a gift.
This calendar features a location map which shows the locations where the photographs were taken and the calendarium also shows the phases of the moon.
Celtic Mythology Calendar 2023Regular price €10.99
This large high quality calendar features the work of Irish Celtic artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
Size 28cm x 30cm (opening to 28cm x 60cm)
This calendar has been produced utilising a fine art printing process which renders the images in a much higher resolution than normally achieved. The calendarium shows the phases of the moon.
Jim Fitzpatrick is famous Worldwide for his meticulous attention to detail and his unique insight into the Myths and Legends of Ireland. No man in Ireland has sharper awareness of what we inherit from the ancient past than Jim Fitzpatrick.
Book of Kells Large Calendar 2023Regular price €10.99
This calendar has been produced utilising a fine art printing process which renders the images in a much higher resolution more akin to a photographic print. There is information about the Book of Kells on each page.
Now measuring 33 x 25.5 cm having been trimmed and rebound in the 19th century. It is written on vellum and the Gospel texts are prefaced with Canon Tables and characterizations of the Evangelists.
What makes the Book of Kells unique are the lavish illustrations intertwined with the text with the intention of glorifying God's creations. Their are many full pages containing decorations and symbols such as for the Cannon Tables.
The book was illustrated by what appears to have been four artists whose work has been likened to that of goldsmiths. A number of pigments were used including arsenic sulphate for yellow, red lead or an unidentified organic matter for red and blue was created from indigo or woad.
The Book of Kells was probably used for special ceremonial occassions rather than for daily services. This conclusion has been reached as the transcription of the text was sumptious but also rather careless with some entire words having been omitted. In other sections texts have been repeated and subsequently painted over to hide the error.
Now bound into four volumes two of which are usually on view in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin (one showing a decorated page and the other text), the Book of Kells attracts in excess of 800,000 visitors a year.
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