Re-imaging the Book of Durrow

By Warwick Raverty

Type: Painting

Technique: Gilded, Painted

Material: Acrylics, Metal, Paper, Watercolour

Width: 67cm | Height: 48cm

Production date: 2020

The work is a reproduction of the opening double page of St John’s Gospel in the Book of Durrow. I have created the work on rag paper using archival watercolours, acrylic ink with added gesso and 24 carat gold leaf embellishment aimed at giving the modern viewer an appreciation of the. wonder and awe with which 7th and 8th century readers of the manuscript must have held the pages.

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