Art Institute of Chicago, Art Journal

Initial “G” in Pink

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Decorated Initial “G” in Pink with Curling Leaves from a Manuscript

Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Hutchinson to the Art Institute of Chicago

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Accession: 1925.58

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Art Institute of Chicago, Art Journal

Decorated Initial “G” in Pink with Curling Leaves from a Manuscript, 14th century, from the Open Access collection at the Art Museum of Chicago.

- Manuscript from 1300s

Art Journal - March 22, 2020

Here is the letter G, for growth!

I’m surrounded by people making things, and exploring new ideas. And this is definitely a time to make things in new ways!

I found this work on in the Open Access collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is part of a manuscript created in the 1300s.

 

The unfolding leaves convey growth. Just as the vines expand into new leaves, ideas tend to unfold and connect as we open ourselves up to potential. Take some time to explore, you never know just where it may go.

 

Inspired by Sarah’s Greenheart Yoga and her courage to try new methods of teaching yoga online, and my colleague Katrina at CultureTech who is diving right into the deep end, teaching herself Graph Database technology so we can connect open data from museums.

 

So much to do!

Open Access is a gift.

Share, remix and give credit to the museums who are sharing freely.

There’s so much to explore and create.

- Rachel Wright, Culture Advocate & Entrepreneur
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