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Master Honoré

Master Honoré (ōnôrāˈ) [key], French manuscript illuminator, active c.1288–1318. Honoré worked in Paris for the court of Philip the Fair (1285–1314). A breviary (Bibliothèque nationale) made in 1296 for the king is typical of his work: the lively figures are drawn with a remarkable sense of volume, achieved by a delicate modeling of the garments that fall in weighty, elegantly curved folds. An influential element of Honoré's style are the long ivy tendrils terminating in pointed leaves that frame entire pages. Imitated throughout Europe, Honoré's works influenced stained-glass-window design, particularly the modeling of figures, as well as painting.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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