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LEGEND, CHRISTMAS 2017

 

 


 

Venus Riding a Stag, Augsburg Germany, c1464, Ms. Ludwig XII 8, fol. 50v

 

VENUS, & COMPANY,

on LIFE! HEARTS & LAUGHTER

 

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution
Attribution "Venus and Company"

 

Illustrations (excluding our inventory) :

 

Carlo Dolci, Study for "The Allegory of Sincerity", c1665, (British Museum).

The Painting, 1672 : Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

 

"Venus" presiding over a group of men and women, who are presenting their hearts to her :

from the manuscript "The Book of the Queen", vol. 1, Christine de Pizan,

Miniatures attributed to the Master of the Cité des Dames and workshop,

and to the Master of the Duke of Bedford, c1410- c1414, British Library Board, http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Harley_MS_4431

 

Eric Idle, in a pink morning suit, singing various statistics about the galaxy to Mrs. Brown (Terry Jones);

"Monty Python's Meaning of Life", RGR Collection / Alamy Stock Photo ©

 

"Venus, Cupid, Time & Folly", Agnlo Bronzino, Florence, mid-16th century; National Galleries, London;

chosen by Terry Gilliam as Monty Python's iconic symbol :
"I guess it's because the big toe sticks up."

 

"Dancers", Lower Border from MS Bodi 264. folio 51v, "Romance of Alexander", Flemish,
2 sections added in England; mid-14th century, The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (by permission).
'This manuscript, one of the most sumptuous books of the Middle Ages,
contains a cycle of romances about Alexander the Great.
Its exquisite illustrations were completed in Flanders in 1344 by the artist Jehan de Grise".
©

 

Closing Image : "Venus Riding a Stag", Augsburg Germany, c1464
Watercolor and ink on paper bound between original wood boards covered with original pigskin
Leaf: 30.6 x 22.1 cm (12 1/6 x 8 11/16 in); Ms. Ludwig XII 8, fol. 50v.

 

Inventory Photography: Millicent F. Creech

 

Quotes & Lyrics :

 

"Christmas Song" : Greg Brown, used by special permission (closing lines)

Released 2009, on "Dream City, Essential Recordings Vol. 2", 1997-2006 ©

 

"Life has very simple plot..." Eric Idle, Whitman College Graduation Address

 

"Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life"
Songwriters: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones,
Michael Edward Palin, © Universal Music Publishing Group;

licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

 

"Camelot Song" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Songwriters: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Neil Innes
©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC
licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

 

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'THE MENAGERIE'

 

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution
Attribution "The Menagerie"

 

Illustrations :

 
'Animals under a night sky', 'L'Art de bien vivre et bien mourir' (The Art of Living Well and of Dying Well),
Antoine Vérard, Woodcut, 1494, Pub. Paris, 12 Feb 1453;
image 342, Library of Congress, USA; National Library of Australia

 

Inventory Photography: Millicent F. Creech

 

Script Excepts :

 
"Fierce Creatures" written by John Cleese and Iain Johnstone

 

"Monty Python's Flying Circus" created written by Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese,
Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gillian, and Douglas Adams

 

Terms of Use: These scripts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic License.
It is attributed to Monty Python, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese,
Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Gillian.

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'BEAKERS & BEACONS'

 

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Attribution "Beakers & Beacons"


Illustrations :

 
"Venus", Illustration, Broeder Gheraerts Natural History, Utrecht, Netherlands, 15th century; Wolfenbüttel,
Herzog August Library, Cod. Guelf. 18.2 Aug. 4, fol. 124r

 

Inventory Photography, including "The Golden Grail" image : Millicent F. Creech

 

Lyrics :

 
"Life of Brian" created written by Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese,
Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gillian

 

Terms of Use: This script is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic License.
It is attributed to Monty Python, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese,
Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Gillian.

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"CHRISTMAS SONG"

A Spoken Improvisation

Greg Brown (Iowa, USA / Singer-Songwriter)

 

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution
Attribution "Christmas Song"

 

"Christmas Song" appears by permission from Greg Brown.©
Thank you!

 

Illuminations & Art (top to bottom) :

 

Journey to Bethlehem, Mosaic, c 1315 and 1321, Chora, Istanbul
 
Guiard des Moulins, Historical Bible of Jean de Berry, 1380-90, National Library of France, Department of Manuscripts
 
Madonna of the Rosary, Stephano da Verona, 1410, Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, Italy
 
Roman du bon roi, Alexandre Manuscript, Jehan de Grise, 1344, Flemish, two sections added in England;
Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK. (MS Bodi 264. folio 76r, lower border).
'This manuscript, one of the most sumptuous books of the Middle Ages, contains a cycle of romances about Alexander the Great.
Its exquisite illustrations were completed in Flanders in 1344 by the artist Jehan de Grise'.
(by permission)
©
 
Eastern Orthodox Nativity, Small Icon, Middle Ages
 
Nativity and Adoration of the Magi, Walters Manuscript, 1475; Gospel Book, W.540, Folio 8r.
(This manuscript was executed in 1475 CE by a scribe identified as Aristakes for a priest named Hakob.
It contains a series of sixteen images on the life of Christ preceding the text of the Gospels,
as well as the traditional Evangelist portraits, and there are marginal illustrations throughout.
Language, primarily Armenian)
 
Heart-Shaped World Map Projection, French scientist Oronce Finé, pub. 1536
(purchased King Louis XVI, 1779; National Library of France since 1924)
 
O Pescador (The Fisherman), c1300, de Sententiae (Bibl. Mazarine MS 766, fol. 72v)
 
Hand Holding the Sacred Heart, Drawing for Allegory of Sincerity, c1659-65, Carlo Dolci, British Museum, London
 
Paradise, Giovanni di Paolo, c1445, tempera & gold / canvas, Siena, Italy
 
Roundel, Stained Glass, c1390, Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
 
The The Wedding Dance, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, c1566, The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA  

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