Journal Entry 1

Book of Kells- 1st Use of warm and cool colors. Very detailed. Repetition of circles. Celtic designs. Dense uniform value. Red, bright yellow, and light blue colors pop. Black outlines. Variation of lines- straight, curvy, thick, thin, wide. Repetitive geometric shapes.

Book of Kells 1

Incipit to John. Circa 800. Photograph. Wikipedia. Web. 2 Sept. 2016.


2nd Balanced symmetrically. Design asymmetrical. Repetitive birds/dots. Great detail. Red and yellow pop.

Book of Kells 2

Christ Enthroned. Circa 800. Photograph. Collections of the National Museum of Ireland,

Royal Irish Academy, & Trinity College, Dublin,Metropolitan Museum of Art & Alfred A.

Knopf, New York. Wikipedia. Web. 2 Sept. 2016.


Book of Hours- 1st bright colors. Bold border. Flower border. Wavy lines. Little negative space. Textured. Repetition of colors – red, blue, green. Words in Latin.

Book of Hours

Miniature of the Annunciation. Circa. 1410. Photograph. Stundenbuch, Paris. Wikipedia. Web. 2 Sept. 2016.


2nd background field. Outlines. Flat texture. Red, yellow, blue pop. repetition in background. Little white space. Emblems. Depicts representation of joseph and mary.

Book of Hours 2.jpg

Boucicaut, Marshal. Marshal Boucicaut and Saint Catherine. 15th Century. Photograph. De

Agostini Picture Library. Gettyimages. Web. 2 Sept. 2016.


Persian Miniatures- 1st busy border. Blue and orange repeat. Lettering on sides. Bottom border zigzag. Top border rectangles. Woman main focus. Regular and bold lettering. Detailed borders. Simplistic surrounding woman. Detailed clothing. White pops against tan background.

Persian Miniatures

Abbasi, Reza. Saki. 1609. Photograph. Golestan Palace. Wikipedia. Web. 2 Sept.



2nd busy. Orange is consistent. White pops. Repetitive shapes to resemble leaves. Hierarchy. Divided into sections. Less green.

Persian Miniatures 2

Persian Miniatures. Photograph. Iranreview. Web. 2 Sept. 2016


3rd organic lines. Red horse and shield pop. Expressionless man. Man killing dragon. Solid lines – man and horse. Rest fluid.

Persian Miniatures 3

Persian Miniatures. Photograph. Youtube. Web. 2 Sept. 2016


4th busy background. Blue brownish/orange green. 2 borders within image. Blue really pops. Green and red used. Patterns. Animals on the perimeter. 6 people.

Persian Miniatures 5

Persian Miniature. Photograph. Amin Collection. Amincollection. Web. 2 Sept. 2016.


Non-Objective Drawing



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