Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 08:57
Researchers have now verified the secret that made Venetian Renaissance paintings "appear to glow." Art historian Louisa Matthew discovered that artists traded ideas and materials with dye and glass-makers.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-16 14:26
The Vienna Art Centre offers a new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit featuring 62 working models (some full-scale and some miniature) of his mechanical inventions.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-03-10 14:00
The Los Angeles Times discusses Italian renaissance cooking with Luigi Ballerini, the former chair of UCLA's Italian department and author of an introduction to The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookbook.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 09:25
Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 16:26
The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 19:29
The restoration of a renaissance painting, "The Adoration of the Christ Child," may have solved a mystery by revealing a fingerprint and stylistic touches that could tie the work to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 11:03
City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-02-05 13:05
"From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-01-14 13:06
A laboratory once used by Leonardo da Vinci for his research into the natural sciences, but later sealed off by adjacent construction, has been found at a monastery next to the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata, in Florence, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 18:56
A chemist working for Washington's National Gallery of Art may have discovered the secret to the bright, translucent colors of European Renaissance paintings: ground glass.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 13:18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 12:12
Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 10:39
Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 15:25
Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-21 13:25
The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 15:02
A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 18:20
On Sunday October 17, 2004, at 9:00 pm (EDT) TLC will present Mummy Detective: The Crypt of the Medici, a program examining the remains of 50 members of the Medici family to see how they lived — and how they died.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 17:51
A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 18:45
On November 20, 2004, Susan de Guardiola (Alejandra de Miera), will be presenting a day-long workshop on courtly dances of late 16th century Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 10:18
A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-10-03 11:30
The point of this Themes list is for you to unleash the inner Leonardo da Vinci in the children. He was inventor, writer, painter, scientist and mathematician, to name but a few of his occupations. If we all had just a little Leonardo in us, the world might be a better place.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-12 11:33
The city of Florence is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's statue of David.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-07-31 08:22
A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-17 07:17
Siena, Italy is the site of the Palio, the famous — or infamous — free-for-all, bareback horse race that brings the pomp and splendor of the Middle Ages alive each year.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2004-07-13 19:45
A newly-discovered secret crypt belonging to the once-powerful Medici family of Italy is expected to unravel many historical mysteries surrouding the family.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-07-09 15:20
The main attraction of the Leonardiano Museum, in Vinci, Italy, is a model of a self-propelled vehicle based on a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci created in 1478.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-04 09:29
A recent wave of vandalism, which Venetian mayor Paolo Costa has blamed on "an isolated lunatic," has resulted in damage to a column of the Doge's Palace at St. Mark's Square
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-03 08:40
Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-06-13 15:10
This week, Dame Aoife takes readers on a tour of Medieval Italy online with annotated links.