‘This tension between the everyday and the sacred is a way of making
religion accessible, and your dance is a kind of accessible medium’
THE ‘BOOK OF HOURS OF CHARLES
Workshop of Gerard Horenbout.
Use of Rome,
in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Ghent, c.1515]
Sold in Illuminated
Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Collection of Elaine and Alexandre
Rosenberg on 23 April 2021 at Christie’s in New York
The ‘Book of Hours of
Charles V’ includes entrancing scenes of daily life depicted in the margins, including
one of the earliest representations of the game of golf, juxtaposed with iconographic
scenes of religious stories in the centre.
‘I imagined mood of the person depicted, their movements. I can take
that movement and make it my own’