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The Fall of the Rebel Angels from Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, ca. 1410.

The Fall of the Rebel Angels from Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, ca. 1410.

By Limbourg brothers, Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, 1416

By Limbourg brothers, Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, 1416

Limbourg Brothers. Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc de Berry. July. The background contains the Palace of Poitiers. (1412-16)

Limbourg Brothers. Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc de Berry. July. The background contains the Palace of Poitiers. (1412-16)

Of the 2 blues, the most beautiful, called azur d'outremer was an ultramarine made from costly Oriental lapis-lazuli (pierre d'azur), which was considered so precious that 2 leather bags containing it were mentioned in the Duc de Berry's inventory: "deux sacs de cuir où il y a dedans de l'azur." With this deep & yet transparent blue, the Limbourgs created their luminous skies. The 2nd blue, azur d'Allemagne, or cobalt blue, was made from Saxony cobalt ore & less transparent.

Of the 2 blues, the most beautiful, called azur d'outremer was an ultramarine made from costly Oriental lapis-lazuli (pierre d'azur), which was considered so precious that 2 leather bags containing it were mentioned in the Duc de Berry's inventory: "deux sacs de cuir où il y a dedans de l'azur." With this deep & yet transparent blue, the Limbourgs created their luminous skies. The 2nd blue, azur d'Allemagne, or cobalt blue, was made from Saxony cobalt ore & less transparent.

St Michael and the dragon

St Michael and the dragon

Le mois de novembre. Jean et Hermann Limbourg. Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry (1411-1416) le Calendrier.

Le mois de novembre. Jean et Hermann Limbourg. Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry (1411-1416) le Calendrier.

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 15c

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 15c

Heidelberg / Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 471, detail of fol. 047v. Hugo von Trimberg, Der Renner (The Runner/Courier). Nürnberg, 1425-1431.

Heidelberg / Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 471, detail of fol. 047v. Hugo von Trimberg, Der Renner (The Runner/Courier). Nürnberg, 1425-1431.

BOOK OF HOURS: JUNE. Mowing, raking, and stacking hay on the outskirts of Paris in June. Illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the 'Tres Riches Heures' of Jean, Duke of Berry.  Artist: Granger, Medium: Photograph - Digital Image

BOOK OF HOURS: JUNE. Mowing, raking, and stacking hay on the outskirts of Paris in June. Illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the 'Tres Riches Heures' of Jean, Duke of Berry. Artist: Granger, Medium: Photograph - Digital Image

Arcane XX : Le Jugement - Tarot de Camoin & Jodorowsky.

Arcane XX : Le Jugement - Tarot de Camoin & Jodorowsky.

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