Submitted by lilli on Sat, 2007-01-27 16:46
Lisa del Giocondo, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, known to us as the Mona Lisa, may have been buried out of a convent in Florence after her death in 1542.
Submitted by lilli on Tue, 2007-01-16 18:41
Dante Allegheri, the Italian poet whose work, The Divine Comedy, is almost required reading for SCAdians, has been depicted in the past with a classical profile, his nose straight. A team of forensic archeologists is challenging that picture with a reconstructed face of the poet, featuring a flattened nose.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-10 19:52
An exhibition of artwork depicting Saint Nicholas will be on display in Bari, Italy, the saint's resting place. Saint Nicholas, Art Masterpieces in East and West is jointly organized by the Bari Municipality, the district of Puglia, the Bari University, the local Department of Archaeology, the Archbishopric of Bari and the metropolitan church of Saint Nicholas in Bari, and will be on display until May 6, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-08 15:48
A new study of the deaths of Francesco de' Medici and his wife Bianca Cappello seems to suggest that the couple died of acute arsenic poisoning rather than from malaria as is generally believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-05 12:12
On January 28, 2007, Prof. Rachel Fulton of the University of Chicago, The Chicago Swordplay Guild, and The Armour Research Society will present a seminar and workshop in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted by gedwards on Mon, 2006-12-25 01:19
I have searched all over the internet for information on 15 century italian dress and have found very little info. does anyone have any suggested recources for such a search?
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-12-21 12:55
The city of Naples reported an outbreak of a new disease on December 21, 1494 C.E. Its modern name: syphilis.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-20 19:19
A new novel reviewed in the Los Angeles Times allows readers "to vicariously experience the drama and political intrigue of the Middle Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 17:27
Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-02 17:20
Several paintings of saints created by 15th century monk and artist Fra Angelico have been discovered in England and are scheduled to be auctioned. The sale is expected to bring nearly US$2 million.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-02 09:27
Odescalchi Castle, the site of the November 18, 2006 nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is a 15th century residence with a great deal of history including the family of Pope Innocent XI and a murderous noblewoman.
Submitted by divinite on Fri, 2006-11-10 19:10
Her Excellency Angelina Nicollete de Beaumont, Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid, has issued a "One Book, One Barony" challenge to the populous of Lyondemere, an SCA analog to the "One Book, One Community" program started in 1998 to get people interested in reading and create a community wide book club.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-09 12:20
Analysis of a fingerprint left by Leonardo Da Vinci suggests the prototypical Renaissance man may have been the son of a Middle East-born slave woman.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-28 18:20
Lorenzo Ghiberti's immense gilded doors, completed in 1452 and nicknamed the "Gates of Paradise," will tour the United States beginning in April 2007. The intricately decorated doors are 20 feet high and weigh three tons.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2006-10-10 15:54
Soon a new special exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. BELLINI, GIORGIONE, TITIAN and the Renaissance of the Venetian Painting begins at October 17, 2006 and runs until January 7, 2007.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2006-10-07 14:36
"Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting" will be on display at The Frick Collection in New York City through December 31.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-10-05 14:23
"At Home in Renaissance Italy," on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum through January 7, reveals the Renaissance interior's central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture by providing an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 10:06
Feast with the Medici, sup with the Sforzas, imbibe with the Borgias, dine with the their excellencies of Madrone. Come to Madrone's Baronial Banquet on Saturday, October 14th and indulge yourself like Italian Renaissance nobility!
The Madrone Culinary Guild will be providing a lavish six course banquet for your pleasure: They are preparing more than 20 dishes including Genoese pasta with arugula pesto, Roman chicken with three sauces, spiced candied pine-nuts, beef loin braised in wine with dried cherries, crispy fried pearl onions, ginger cheesecake and so much more!
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-01 11:13
On October 1, 1478, plague returned to the city of Florence.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2006-09-26 16:00
"Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design," a new exhibition exploring how Leonardo da Vinci thought on paper, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through January 7.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-01 11:30
The Revolt of the Ciompi, a rebellion of the lower classes on Florence, ended on September 1, 1378 with the restoration of the old order.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 14:36
Expert analysis of a 15th century Venetian painting by Giorgione shows that the artist changed the subject's clothing style from that of a "seductive female" to more modest dress.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-12 22:40
An exhibition of Venetian Renaissance masterworks will be on display at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art June 18–September 17, 2006. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting will include a selection of paintings from 16th century Venice.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2006-06-21 17:18
"Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 17.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-10 13:08
Multispectrum imaging has recently revealed a series of "under drawings" beneath the paint of Leonard Da Vinci's famous Adoration of the Magi, including one drawing of an elephant.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-08 10:25
Michelangelo's "David" was set in the Palazzo of Florence on June 8, 1504, although it would not be formally dedicated until September.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-05 20:05
Residents of the Washington D.C. area may want to immerse themselves in music of early Italy by attending concerts that are part of the Washington Early Music Festival. The festival runs June 2-25, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 15:50
She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-30 18:09
Premier Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born on (or about) May 30, 1265. In his writings, he mentions that he was born under the sign of Gemini.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-14 09:54
Pope John XII died in his mistress' house on May 14, 964.