Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2007-05-28 18:52
Raphael painted a portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici that was to be his introduction to his intended bride, a cousin of King Francois I of France, in about 1518. The picture shows Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, wearing a quite sumptuous costume, ornately gold with red puffy sleeves and gray fur lining around his neck.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 09:42
What inspired Renaissance artists? According to a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 showcases works that borrowed from the eastern traditions. Blake Gopnik of the Washington Post has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 19:18
The discovery of some archival documents may have solved the mystery of the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The woman may have had humble origins and lived a few hundred feet from the Ponte Vecchio.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-12 19:38
The Vatican Library, home to "more than one million printed volumes and 75,000 priceless manuscripts" is scheduled to close for three years in order to renovate several buildings to make them more suitable for the preservation of the collections.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-10 10:32
Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, is a nonfiction history book set in 13th-century medieval Europe and follows the story of the four daughters of Count Raymond Berenger V and Beatrice of Savoy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-17 07:40
A book of Renaissance card tricks, number puzzles and illusions written by Luca Pacioli, Franciscan monk and best friend to Leonardo da Vinci, has been discovered in the vaults of the University of Bologna in Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-14 12:21
A 12th century Cistercian missal was offered recently for auction on eBay. The final price: US$49,900.00.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 06:46
According to listowner Bella Lucia da Verona (Annabella Wake), she created the Realm of Venus because she loved to look at other people's Italian Renaissance garb. The site showcases "Italian historical fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:43
Joan Scobey of the Post-Gazette travels to Ravenna, Italy, the ancient capital of three empires, and describes its historic pleasures for her readers.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-08 18:14
Each winter during Carnival Season, hundreds gather in the town square of Ivrea, Italy to watch teams of merry-makers pelt each other with oranges. This carnage is part of the Storico Carnevale di Ivrea.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 18:20
Self-professed "art detective" Maurizio Seracini, an expert on Leonard da Vinci's lost painting The Battle of Anghiari, has been given funds to continue his 30-year quest for the painting.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2007-01-29 15:10
"Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture" will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through July 8.
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!