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Illumine: Word

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In the series Illuminé, Diane A. Curran explores the tradition of Illuminated Manuscripts, updating it for the world of digital art.

Stretching computerized fonts to evoke the exaggerated curves of ahnd-wrought lettering from centuries past, she plays with the alphabet to create,shadow, contracts of color, and graphic geometries of pattern.

“Word” (the composition pictured in this post) references the oft-quoted biblical phrase, “In the beginning was the Word…” and reminds us of how powerful a symbol that phrase remains.

Illuminated Manuscripts were more than beautifully decorated pages. They were meditations taken deep into our vision and our minds, challenging us, changing us.