Sunday, 16 October 2016

A look at Colour…..

…..Mediaeval style! We went away for a few days last week….. my hubby had seen that the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge had an exhibition of Mediaeval Manuscripts - we both have love of all things Mediaeval so it was a 'must see'!!
The exhibition was called 'Colour' and is still on until December - if you do get the chance to go I am sure you will not be disappointed.
The museum is a fabulous building and although we spent some time there we just kept our viewing of galleries to a minimum! We think we may go back one day!
This is the front of the museum

We took a couple of photos before we went in to the Colour exhibition

This was across the road from the museum - these banners are all over Cambridge advertising the exhibition

Obviously no photos were allowed in the exhibition itself and it was all in a very low light, which to me added to the display. The books were fabulous, you could see where people through the ages had turned the pages of the gorgeous tomes! Oh how I would have loved to see more pages!!
I only had my handbag notebook with me but I sketched a few patterns so that I could try my hand in my journals! 

For this page I added some torn tissue tape and coloured the page using the Autumnal colours of my Coloursoft pencils.
I cut up a flyer that I picked up and then drew some of the patterns around it! I had taken a small kit that included a couple of metallic pens. I added the blessing chit chat word this morning.

I am linking to Art Journal Journey for Valerie's theme of 'Indian Summer - Golden October - Autumn' with my page (and it's Autumnal background) about an Autumn exhibition.

I will be back with more photos of our trip and another page soon!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, I would love to see that exhibition, too, looks great. Thanks for making this unusual page for Indian Summer. Have a good, new week, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

oh that would be right up my street! love your page.

sheila 77 said...

The museum and the exhibition sound and look fantastic. It would make a good excuse to have a little outing to Cambridge.
Nice that you made some sketches of the pattern, I always think I'll remember and hardly ever do. I do like your "modern" medieval page.

Redanne said...

Oh my, what a beautiful building that museum is and the exhibition sounds really interesting too. Your page is wonderful too! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

I think I would have enjoyed that exhibition as well, it sounds wonderful. Super photos and a fantastic page to remember the visit.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful exhibit. I would have loved to have joined you on this trip and to see this museum and exhibit. Wonderful AJJ page, too. Very serene and beautiful colors you chose to represent the Virgin Mother and Child.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. must be an interesting exhibition - thank you for the fab photos and the page is utterly beautiful!
Thank you for all the support to the AJJ theme again this month Chris!
Happy new week!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A beautiful page Chris and you were obviously influenced great by what you saw. The building looks amazing

Love Chrissie xx

Artyjen said...

Looks a really good exhibition. X

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous photos Chris. I bet the exhibit was wonderful in such with fantastic architectural background. Your page is gorgeous too. You were obviously very inspired. I love medieval things too, so I am jealous you got to see those manuscripts. Hugs-Erika

Barb said...

The photos are wonderful Cheis. What a beautiful building. Glad you had such a good time. You were certainly inspired. Your journal page is lovely. Barbxx

Let's Art Journal said...

The museum and exibition looks fantastic! I can see how you were inspired to create this lovely journal page, you have really captured your visit beautifully - I love it! Have a great week! J :-)

~*~Patty S said...

oooh a medieval exhibit would be right up my alley too!
Looks like a fantastic exhibit and your art page is inspired too.
Love the Madonna and child very much.
Was sorry to miss T this week but I did get to enjoy your super post with great photos and adventures.
Glad your Mr is feeling better!
p.s. I've been unplugged enjoying our son's remaining days with us before he heads west to Colorado. Lots of cooking and laughing and fun fun fun

craftytrog said...

It sounds like a fabulous exhibition Chris! I love your journal page! xx

butterfly said...

Oh, I adore medieval manuscripts - thank you so much for the heads-up. I think I will just have to get myself there before the exhibition closes.
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oh - and your illuminated page is glorious too!