Again, from the book Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga, we have a new project for you.
The Limbourg Brothers are most known for their calendar-book with a list of holy days, prayers, and pictures of the seasons.
Their pictures were incredibly detailed creations with paints that they made themselves. They used tiny paintbrushes and magnifying glasses to add an extreme amount of details.
Activity: you can make your own calendar.
Step 1: Draw a template on a paper with pencil covered by permanent marker.
Step 2: Photocopy (or scan/print) the template image.
Step 3: Add the finishing touches on each individual calendar page to make it unique.
Step 4: Bind all pages together in a nice calendar.
We have also played around with various sketches of calendars.
Also, we have found two very nice paintings by the Limbourg Brothers that we want to show you here:
Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry
Christ Led to the Praetorium