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Codex St. Peter. c. 1200.
Background Information--In Print
The art of the Medieval period is rich and varied. Artists have used a wide variety of styles and techniques ranging from textile arts to sculpture to jewelry.
The University of St. Thomas Libraries have a wealth of information in print and online about the artists and their art. For interesting discussions of the topic, head to Oxford Art Online for the introductory essays, "Illuminated manuscripts," "Gilding," "Gold," and "Mosaic."
Oxford Art Online
The most exhaustive background source for art research. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, the Grove Dictionary of Art and several other resources. Includes extensive image archives from several major North American museums. Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
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- The master metalworkers: Rainier of Huy, Godefroid de Claire, Nicholas of Verdun and Company
- Eadwine: the prince of scribes
- Claricia-German female artist and nun who illuminated manuscripts in 12th century
- Ende--11th century nun and illustrator
- Guda or Guta--German 12th century nun and illuminator
- Hildegard of Bingen--1098-1179