The Composition of the First Cross Page of the Lindisfarne Gospels: 'Square Schematism' and the Hiberno-Saxon Aesthetic

Guilmain, Jacques
December 1985
Art Bulletin;Dec85, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p535
Academic Journal
Analyzes the geometry and spacing of the ornamentation of the first cross page of the 'Lindisfarne Gospels' in relation to the larger forms and the composition as a whole. Description of the series of compositions in the gospels based on cruciform motifs; Problem concerning the proportions of the rectangular format of the design; Information on the artist's conception of the design.


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