So first I put the single word pink into the Search window at Google Art Project. From the many results thus delivered to me, my eye was drawn to Mixed Flowers on Pink Cloth, c. 1916, by Roderic O'Conor. This painting is one of many interesting works at Te Papa, a museum in New Zealand.
This Assumption of the Virgin, c. 1500, by Joachim Patinir, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It won't strike everyone as beautiful, but it has considerable appeal for me. First, I love the legend about how all the apostles were able to gather at Mary's bedside as soon as it became known that she was dying. Next, the figures of Christ and God the Father at the top, preparing to welcome Mary, are very nicely done. Finally, the roundels of the Nativity and the Resurrection, in the two upper corners, are remarkable for their detail.
The Google Art Project has six works by outstanding artist Robert Campin. Of these, I am especially taken with this panel of the Trinity done in grisaille. It is the Annunciation Triptych, however, which is the most astonishing. I have found myself drawn back to it again and again over the years.
Every Book of Hours seems to have a monthly calendar, i.e., a set of twelve, or twenty-four, pages devoted to the feast days of each month. These pages often depict a labor that is typical of the month in question, and even the astrological signs for the month.
The Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne has, as one would expect, a set of sumptuous illustrations for the months of the years. On the left of each set is a page containing text and marginal decoration; on the right is a list of the month's feast days with an illustration of an activity typical of that month.
I've fallen in love with the Grandes Heures d'Anne de Bretagne, and hope to post links to various 'sets' of miniatures in it.
Here are its portraits of the four evangelists, along with the decorated pages facing each: