Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cristoforo de Predis - The Predis Codex

"Cristoforo de Predis was a deaf early Renaissance illuminator and miniaturist in Milan, Italy. The surname sometimes appears as da Predis or di Predis. His better-known hearing half-brother, Ambrogio de Predis, also a painter, worked with Leonardo da Vinci and reportedly taught Leonardo some of his deaf brother's signs to help make Leonardo's paintings more expressive. Some sources erroneously label Cristoforo as Ambrogio's father, but they were in fact half-brothers. The Predis Codex is a bound collection of Cristoforo's miniature paintings of scenes from the Bible." - quote from here.

The above illuminated miniature paintings are dated from the 15th century. For further details on these paintings and to see more from the series, click here.

Images found thanks to Paul Rumsey.

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