French Heraldry

Max-Roger GUEGUEN, heraldry specialist

French Heraldry

This site is dedicated to the art styles from the middle ages and medieval times. The artwork shown on these pages are unique and are all original pieces done by craftsmen that are masters in their particular fields. Max Guéguen, using the techniques of the medieval illuminator of manuscripts and miniaturist, works out of his studio in Bayonne, a medieval city dating back to the 3rd century.

Heraldic art is an exceptionally beautiful art form, covered in mystery and symbolism. This unique art craft requires great skill and inventiveness where the artist’s imagination has to live in a different era of nobility and tradition. Using the traditonal techniques of Illumination Max Gueguen follows the strictest definition of the term where an illuminated manuscript only refers to manuscripts decorated with gold or silver.

The artist will accept commissions for new projects creating a “coat of arms” , crest or family tree as well as restoration projects of old or ancient manuscripts.

Max Roger Guéguen, a specialist in the ancient art of Illumination, Heraldry and Calligraphy works out of his studio in Bayonne. Having been commissioned by the French Government on several occasions to create City Crests, Government “coat of arms” and Official documents, his art can be found on the walls of State Presidents around the world. His skills however are also in demand by individuals and companies for Family Crests, general Illumination art and calligraphy. Having studied the craft and techniques of traditional drawing and writing instruments, tools, materials and inks and by applying these skills to his art today, Max ensures that the nobility of this tradition lives on.

Born in Brest, France, Max developed an interest in heraldic art at an early age. Max has studied and is skilled in the traditional and ancient art forms where the drawings are still made with original feather plume pens. Max also gives courses in manuscript illumination in Bayonne. Max is available to accept your specific request in any of the above disciplines.

his site is dedicated to the art styles from the middle ages and medieval times. The artwork shown on these pages are unique and are all original pieces done by craftsmen that are masters in their particular fields. Max Guéguen, using the techniques of the medieval illuminator of manuscripts and miniaturist, works out of his studio in Bayonne, a medieval city dating back to the 3rd century.

 

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