The Middle Ages in colour

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    BBC News - The Middle Ages in colour
     
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    Yes, the medieval art can be quite stunning. The Bayeaux Tapestry was commisioned in 1083 and is stunning in person. It is like a movie and is around 300 feet long and it adorns the walls of a cathedral in Bayeaux (of course) and even being that old and having survived a fire it is still amazingly bright and clear.
     
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    They don't make crayons like they used to.

    Seriously tho- awesome. :thup:
     
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    Wow...that painting of Henry VIII presenting him as the "Blessed Man" is the height of his ego-mania.
     
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    True but he had nothing on a certain later age Emperor........... :eusa_whistle:

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    the antichrist to some ring

    the blues are so vivid
     
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    Hmmm.
     

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    i embroidered the symbol on the left....our left....on a dress jacket...when i was young.....took forever
     
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    Quite colorful!!!!
     
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    They are all staged paintings. We don't know if the subjects were true renditions or embellished by the artist. Hollywood managed to colorize The Wizard of Oz. So what?
     

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