Sunday, October 5, 2014

Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse

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If you're going to be in the NYC area on October 15, 2014, you might enjoy attending this documentary film screening at The Morgan Library & Museum.  I know very little about the subject matter but it definitely qualifies as an indigenous/celtic/etc. form of visual art.  For more info click here.

Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse

(2014, 85 minutes)
Director: Murray Grigor

In about 776 the Spanish monk Beatus compiled his commentary on the Apocalypse in order to prepare his fellow monks for the end of time. In this world premiere screening, scholar John Williams examines the Beatus tradition, preserved in illustrated examples dating from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries. Their brilliant and provocative illustrations resonate to this day, and will be featured in the film, as will the monasteries that created them. Presented by MUSE Film and Television; Hamid Shams, Director of Photography; music by Rory Boyle. The Morgan's Beatus manuscripts will be on view.

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