As requested, today’s entry will feature some of the most beloved images of unicorns in art history (surprisingly many are in Paris). Of course, my favorite unicorns in the performing arts are Kurt and Brittany of Glee ! Unicorns almost always symbolize virtue, especially related to the virginal purity of young maidens (that works for Kurt and Britt right?)
To find out about unicorns, we first turn to medieval manuscripts, specifically the bestiary, a book with moralizing tales about animals. Caution if you Google bestiary ;)
English, Unicorn from a Bestiary (Ms. Bodl. 764, fol. 10v), 13th century, tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment. Bodleian Library, Oxford University
There you have it: a maiden is the only person capable of capturing/subduing a uni...
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