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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Arms and Armour Artwork         Reply with quote

If you enjoy arms and armour, or artwork to do with swords and history, a really cool place to check out is Art.com. They've
got a very broad range of types of art; reproductions of manuscript pages, photographs from movies, illustrations by famous artists like Duerer and Boticelli, pictures from old children's books, modern photographs, and nearly everything in between. Art.com makes giclee reproductions in several different sizes that can be hung on the wall. You can choose to have them framed or unframed.

One piece that I am sure people will enjoy is this one, Fighting Blades of Europe, by Dan Escott.
http://www.art.com/products/p14175885-sa-i294...c81bc807f4

If you are interested in antique weapons, your best bet is to search with French names, as they seem to come up the most often. Try "epee" (with the accent, preferably) for swords and "dague" or "poignard" for daggers.

For those of you who like historic European martial arts, you can find prints of the Cluny edition of Liechtenauer's longsword. Try searching "Traite de Combat".

If you just want to browse generally, search for "sword". Keep in mind that you find quite a few redundancies if you search this way.

Enjoy!
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James Millard





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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 3:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In the same vein, I've got a bunch of sources to share (these've probably already been linked elsewhere in the forums, but it doesn't hurt to have everything in one place). I've been reading up on Maximilian I and looking up shedloads of German art from that period (Altdorfer, Durer, Burgkmair, and so on).

We have The Triumph of Maximilian I courtesy of the University of Graz. Click pictures to embiggen.

The Munich Digitial Library (MDZ) has hundreds of thousands of digitised manuscripts; I've barely scratched the surface. Note that these can all be downloaded in PDF form.

[BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 312 b] : The Genealogy Book of the City of Augsburg features page after page of parade armour illustrations (see below).

Forget Dungeons and Dragons, this is what fantasy armour should look like!

[VD16 M 1649] : Theuerdank: Watch Maximilian I allegorically mow down a forests' worth of animals and get a cannon set off in his face.

The Houghton Library Digital Medieval Manuscripts site likewise has plenty of stuff.

Albrecht Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus can be viewed at various levels of detail on the internet (1 2 3 4 5). I've not yet seen a really huge photo that'd do justice to the entire painting, but even so there's plenty of detail to study on the available images.

Finally, the IMAREAL digital picture collection has been linked on this site before, but it bears mention again.



+++ EDIT +++
Here's a link (previously posted by Samuel Bena ) to Der Weisskunig, Maximilian I's book of kingly advice. Notable for containing huge numbers of woodcut illustrations.
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Sam Gordon Campbell




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 4:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

NOOO! We've had our internet capped for the month!
And now all these!?
Fate is cruel Laughing Out Loud

That Parade Armour book is awesome :P
We should dedicate a whole thread to parade/fantasy armour!

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Adam D. Kent-Isaac




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Mar, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Millard wrote:

[BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 312 b] : The Genealogy Book of the City of Augsburg features page after page of parade armour illustrations (see below).

Forget Dungeons and Dragons, this is what fantasy armour should look like!


This raises some questions about the authenticity of the designs depicted.

Did anything like this ever really exist?



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Sam Gordon Campbell




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Mar, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I doubt ,many, if any, of these were ever actualy made, but I guess half the point was just the artist trying out outlandish ideas. In fact more movies should just take a look through these sources and the prop department would have a fit Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Millard wrote:

[VD16 M 1649] : Theuerdank: Watch Maximilian I allegorically mow down a forests' worth of animals and get a cannon set off in his face.


This one is great.



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Sam Gordon Campbell




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks like they were thinking "I wonder how much stuff we can fit into one panel?"
And what's happening in that second one? It looks like he'spunching the guy in the face for no reason! Laughing Out Loud
That being said, that suit, whoa, I want it.

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Ushio Kawana




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi all Happy

I look for the explanation of the illustrations.

for example...
Der Weisskunig (History of MaximilianI) is great book! Laughing Out Loud
And we know this illust very well.
http://diglit.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/max...68b67b2d1a

But I have some questions. Question
Whom does he fight? Question
Which is MaximilianI? (right? or left?) Question

Der Weisskunig has lots illust of battles... But I cannot distinction each battles... Sad

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another example...
Tewrdannckhs Nurnberg 1517 [VD16 M 1649] is great book too! Big Grin
And I have some questions.

Who is Maximilian's opponent?
http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set%5Bimage%5D=435...Bstyle%5D=


This scene looks like a duel...
So Maximilian has his lance... But the bolt of the crossbow sticks in the head of his opponent. Eek! Eek!
Who shot this arrow? Question
http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set%5Bimage%5D=416...Bstyle%5D=


thanks ^^

I'm interested in Medieval Arms and Armor.
But... My English is very poor ><;
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