miniate


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miniate

(ˈmɪnɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
to paint with minium
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.miniate - paint with red lead or vermilionminiate - paint with red lead or vermilion  
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
emblazon, colour, color - decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
2.miniate - decorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red; "In this beautiful book, all the place names are rubricated"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
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Distinguo questi dipinti dalla prassi delle illustrazioni miniate, talvolta bellissime, che accompagnavano i manoscritti dei Triumphi; prassi proseguita, nell'eta della stampa, con pregevoli incisioni.
20) See Angela Dillon Bussi, `Le Aldine miniate della Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana,' in Bigliazza, Aldo Manuzio typografo, 201-28; Helena Szepe, `The Book as Companion, the Author as Friend: Aldine Octavos Illuminated by Benedetto Bordon,' Word Image 11, 1 (1995): 77-99; and the section on `Hand-Illuminated Aldines: A Coda' at the end of Lilian Armstrong's chapter on `The Hand-Illumination of Printed Books' in Alexander, ed.
22) Bussi, `Le Aldine miniate,' 215 and 218; Christie's catalogue of 24 March 1971, lot 15 (and illustration).

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