Re-imagining Luke’s Incipit Pages in the Book of Durrow

By Warwick Raverty

Type: Painting

Technique: Gilded, Painted

Material: Acrylics, Metal, Paper, Watercolour

Width: 68cm | Height: 54cm

Production date: 2020

This is a further attempt at reproducing a double page illumination from the Book of Durrow in modern organic watercolour pigments similar in tone to how the pages might have looked when first illuminated back around 680 AD.

I have again embellished some areas of the illumination with raised gesso and 24 carat gold leaf in an attempt to give modern eyes the sense of awe and wonder that the original manuscript might have induced in the world of mainly muted tones in the 7th century.

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