BEATO DE LIÉBANA
El Beato de Liébana del Burgo de Osma.
Beato de Liébana del Burgo de Osma.
El Beato de Liébana del Burgo de Osma. Date: 1086. Size: 26.5 x 37 cm. 166 leaves, 332 pages.
Written by the Cleric Pedro and illustrated by Martino in 1086.
The author, who was possibly born in 730 and died towards 798, was probably abbot of the San Martín de Liébana Monastery, chaplain of Osinda, wife of Silo -king of Asturias from 755 to 783- and who spiritually modelled the Spain of the VIII century.
The characteristic era of these centuries, with their particular way of life, refined, full of terror, magic and fearful visions, all of which may be found among the pages of these works.
The comment which is made in the Beatos about Saint Johns Apocalypse, contains a prophetic orientation, distanced from the evangelist concept of that Saint: rather than predicting the future offers us the terror of punishment.
The Beato of the Burgo of Osma, according to several places in the codex, was written by the cleric Pedro and illustrated by Martino in 1086. There are scenes with floral decorations which appear to be hellenistic. Others, pre-Roman or Carolingian, without forgetting the traditional autocthonous. The illustrating artist, is a classicist, of occidental and contemporary esthetics. It is linked to the first Beato of the National Library, with that of the Escorial and with that of San Millán. The colour is bright, with intense backgrounds, reds, yellows or greens. Outstanding as the most beautiful of all the illustrations is that of the Saviour on horseback, accompanied by other saints. The drawing is exquisite, with a line elegance which enlarges and ripples the shapes.
-Our edition: Valencia, 1992. From the copy kept in the Biblioteca de la Catedral del Burgo de Osma (Soria).
-Edition of 1.380 copies, numbered by notary, signed by the printer-editor.
-Bound in parchment.
-Presentation case engraved in gold includes facsimile and study.
-Specially made paper, aged, imitating vellum.
-Full colour illustrations illuminated with gold leaf.
-Study of 258 pages, in Spanish and English carried out by: Barbara A. Shailor (Lecturer in Classic Philology at the University of Cincinnati), John W. Williams (Lecturer in Art at the University of Pittsburg), Eugenio Romero-Pose (Lecturer at the Gregorian University of Rome and the Compostela Technological Institute), Serafín Moralejo Alvarez (Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Santiago de Compostela and at the University of Harvard). Translated by A. Madinaveitia ("Xavier Zubiri Foundation", Bachelor of Classic Philology) and Sarah Williams. In spanish and english.