1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2007-09-23 10:42
"The Dawn of the Burgundian Century" will be on display at the Groeningemuseum through January 6, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 09:12
A new scientific technique has been used to study the painting techniques of Leonard Da Vinci. One of his works of art was "bombarded with a narrow beam of high-energy ions" revealing that the master did not mix his colors on a palette, but applied them directly to the canvas.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-13 09:48
Metal detector hobbyist Stephen Henstridge of Ford in England recently discovered a 15th century silver ring bearing a seal embossed with the letter R. The ring has been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 06:46
Demand for information about a new theory by amateur scholar Slavisa Pesci pertaining to the meaning of Da Vinci's last supper painting has caused crashes of several internet sites.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 19:08
The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas will present a major exhibit of the works of Germany artist Albrecht Dürer September 8-November 25, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 15:47
Researchers working in St Mark's Basilica in Florence, Italy have exhumed the bodies of two Medici-era literary figures hoping that they can solve the mystery of the men's deaths.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 12:58
Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-04 12:19
Due to the climate, it's common to find ancient documents in boxes or caves, or even hidden beneath the sand of Timbuktu, but now a push is on to save many of these precious manuscripts.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-07-17 07:28
"Almost 9,000 people" gathered to watch Knights of Royal England demonstrate their jousting skill at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland recently.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2007-07-09 10:56
"Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, through October 8.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-04 13:33
A bronze disc, believed to have decorated the harness of the horse of a 15th century lord, has been discovered in Surrey, England. The decoration may have belonged to Henry Stafford, the second Duke of Buckingham.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-30 10:30
We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Lord Liam MacanTsaoir is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-29 14:15
Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 20:17
Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-06-19 17:15
Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
Submitted by Istanpitta on Fri, 2007-06-08 10:46
Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble will again be performing at Pennsic this year.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-08 08:33
15th Century France - a time of many changes for France and despite wars and plague, there is happiness! The latter part of the 15th century The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries were commissioned by the La Viste family. They depict the 5 senses and Love.
This years 12th Night will embody elements that will tintalate your 5 senses and let's not forget LOVE. Come and be prepared to See, Hear, Smell, Touch and (let's not forget the feast), Taste. Of course "A mon seul desir" (meaning: "to my only desire"), will play an important part. Mistress Mirianna and Mistress Gabrielle are working on creating the six tapestries, which will hang in the hall. There will still be room for your banners, so please bring them to hang in the hall alonside the tapestries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-05 15:38
Mistress Judith of Northumbria will host a 15th century revel at the upcoming Pennsic War. The revel will feature dancing with period music.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 18:10
Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the panoramas.dk website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-31 06:16
Fine art met culinary art in Siena, Italy recently when delicate frescos by Renaissance painter Lorenzo di Pietro were cleaned with a salad-dressing-like mixture of oil and water.
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 Racaire on Fri, 2007-05-25 11:55
Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2007-05-17 13:04
"Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450-1700" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 16.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2007-05-07 12:08
An Ex-Royal Airforce Codebreaker and his son claim to have unlocked the mystery of symbols on the Rosslyn Chapel.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-05-02 13:42
"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-23 18:25
According to the research of the late historian Alwyn Ruddock, America's only medieval church may have been located in Newfoundland. Now University of Bristol researcher Evan Jones wants to use the notes to find the church purportedly built by an Italian friar in 1498.
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 Sun, 2007-04-15 12:08
John Leicester of the Globe and Mail reports on the ongoing controversy over the remains of Joan of Arc. The verdict: It is a rib bone, but it did not belong to Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-04 17:09
A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.