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Mayer van den Bergh Breviary - Daily Life

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This image - one of the Ghent-Bruges workshop illustrations in the Mayer van den Bergh Breviary - portrays daily chores framed by strewn flowers in a trompe-l'oeil style.

The work depicted in this picture—which measures 224 x 160 mm—was created by a Flemish miniaturist working in Ghent or Bruges circa 1510-15.

The Web Gallery provides more information about the illumination:

All the features that earned the Ghent-Bruges workshop its success and fame are present in the Mayer van den Bergh Breviary's miniatures. They include the margin decoration, painted in tromp-l'oeil, often with a strewn flower motif.

This new brilliantly detailed observation of nature and representation of the human figure anticipates the Renaissance approach.

Click on the image for a better view.  When you do that, notice other aspects of daily life which are going-on in this illumination.


Media Credits

Image online via Web Gallery of Art.

 

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