Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-31 12:08
News has rocked Rome that the famous Lupa Capitolina statue, that for centuries has been a powerful symbol of the city, may not be Etruscan in origin but medieval.
Submitted by Kiriel on Sun, 2008-07-27 07:12
The Lyon Museum of textiles and decorative arts is holding an exhibition of Italian renaissance textiles, open until 7 September 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-21 19:27
The Italian Culture Institute in Washington will present Splendors of the Renaissance: Princely Attire in Italy until July 31, 2008. The exhibit is open by appointment only and I.D. is required.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-13 06:47
Officials in Florence, Italy have granted Dante Alighieri, Italy's most famous poet, a stay of execution. The poet was exiled in 1302 with a mandate that he "would be executed if he stepped foot in the city again."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 06:43
Italian archaeologists have discovered the burial site of a Lombard warrior interred with his horse. The skeletons were found n a park at Testona, near Turin, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-06 07:03
Reminiscent of "The Da Vinci Code," a decades-old mystery involves the claim that Michelangelo painted subversive messages into his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, including "secret" profile of the medieval poet Dante and a portrait of Jesus on the cross.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-12 16:52
The Turin Shroud will be displayed in public for the first time in ten years, coinciding with a new series of scientific tests. The Shroud has only been displayed five times in the past century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-11 16:49
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri will present Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th-17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles through August 17, 2008. The exhibit includes elaborately-embroidered and woven religious and secular pieces (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-11 14:52
Beauty and Duty: The Art and Business of Renaissance Marriage, an exhibit which "examines the manner in which art played a vital role in the rituals and celebrations of Renaissance marriage" will be on display at the Bowdoin College Art Museum (Brunswick, Maine) until July 27, 2008. The event's website also includes games and activities for children.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-06 14:29
Engineers studying Pisa's famous Leaning Tower feel that the structure has been saved for another 300 years thanks to a UK£20 million restoration project.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-03 16:10
The mummified remains of over 8,000 monks and city luminaries make for a strange tourist destination, but that is what visitors will find at the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily. The remains date from the 16th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-22 12:05
Experts are working to keep the 12th century bell-tower in St Mark's Square in Venice from tumbling over after a survey disclosed that the foundation was no longer supporting the structure.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-19 19:12
A recent restoration of Raphael's Madonna del Cardellino, painted in 1506, has revealed the brilliant colors of the original painting which had been hidden under centuries of grime. (Photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-10 18:32
Donatello's David, the 15th century masterpiece housed at Florence's Bargello Museum, has had "work done" in the form of laser treatment to clean off residue, including gold leaf used "on the statue to highlight its wavy hair and clothing."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-09 15:06
The Vatican has created an exhibit to convince the Faithful that the Inquisition "wasn't so bad after all." The temporary Rare and Precious exhibition at Rome's Vittoriano Museum is designed to "expose some myths about this dark chapter of its past."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-09 12:01
Archaeologists working at the site of a subway line near the Piazza Venezia in Rome have made some incredible finds including a 6th century copper factory and artifacts from a Renaissance palace kitchen.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-01 09:55
Vatican City has announced that the venerable Shroud of Turin has been turned pink when it was accidentally washed with a red shirt. "Simply because the shroud has been given a slight pinkish tint does not in any way diminish its sanctity," Vatican spokesman Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo said during a press conference held to address the spiritual repercussions of the shroud's staining.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-23 08:02
Plans to exhume the body of Renaissance scientist Galileo Galilei in order to test his DNA and establish the cause of his blindness have caused problems with the Catholic Church. The Rector of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, where Galileo is buried, is opposed to the exhumation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 07:21
Experts are speculating on whether the illustrations in a newly-discovered manuscript on chess were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. De ludo scacchorum was discovered last year in a private collection.
Submitted by lorenzo_petrucci on Wed, 2008-02-27 09:13
The Renaissance Dance Database is a tool for accessing the various dance resources available on the web. It enables searching by style, creator, primary source, or number of dancers. Suggestions of new links and resources are always welcome.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-19 18:56
Renaissance Footnotes will hold a weekend-long, Italian Renaissance dance workshop November 29-30, 2008 at Hurst Village Hall near Reading, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-17 08:51
On Tuesday April 1, 2008 from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario will present Forbidden Shoes: Fear and Footwear in Renaissance Italy, a lecture by Professor Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli of the University of Bologna, Italy.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2008-01-26 13:56
The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 08:17
The haunting, ethereal beauty of Simonetta Cattaneo de Vespucci graced the paintings of Sandro Botticelli in 15th century Florence. Darla Goodroad tells her fascinating story in an article for the December 2007 Renstore newsletter.
Submitted by patsmor on Wed, 2008-01-09 08:19
The Codex Atlanticus, "the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master" Leonardo da Vinci, may have suffered extensive damage due to mold.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-05 20:14
Archaeologist Jacqui Wood may have discovered a form of Bronze Age lantern tops while doing research in Italy. The ceramic, pots full of strange holes and long thought to be cheese strainers, may have been, in fact, lantern covers or a sort of "medieval bunsen burner." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 09:24
A red chalk sketch of the dome of St Peter's Basilica, believed to be the last work of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, has been discovered in the Vatican archives. The sketch dates to 1564.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 09:47
Based on a single fingerprint preserved in one of his paintings, scientists have speculated on the ethnicity of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci and believe he may have had Arabic heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-24 17:07
Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2007-11-13 14:24
"The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13.