The Decorated Letter (Getty Center Exhibitions)On the pages of medieval manuscripts, vines and luxuriant leaves twist together to create letter forms. Within the letters, fantastic figures of humans, animals, and mythological beasts clamber through the tangled foliage and occasionally transform into letters themselves. Other letters contain simple author portraits or serve as a frame for scenes of important events in a story. This exhibition examines these different letter types in medieval manuscripts and explores what they reveal about changes in manuscript illumination over the course of many centuries. Exuberant foliage decoration within the initial D shown above marks the beginning of Psalm 26, which translated from Latin begins, "The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? The earliest decorated letters served a practical purpose: to call attention to the beginning of a text or its most important passages. Eventually, artists began to focus their efforts on these initials.
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No tabs needed. Later initials were printed using separate blocks in woodcut or metalcut techniques. Most often these drop caps are exactly that: a plain capital letter from the font in which the text is set. Browser does not support script.
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