The historical period in Europe between the Middle Ages and the Reformation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-09-05 12:26
The Italian Renaissance is coming to Vallejo, California in spring 2015 in the guise of the Carnevale Fantastico Renaissance and Cultural Festival. Rachel Raskin-Zrihen of the Times-Herald spoke with organizers Dalia Vidor of Vallejo and Maurene "Molly" Drew of Benicia.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:53
Do you think Renaissance masterpieces are just boring, dusty paintings? Collage artist James Kerr doesn't - and proves it with his creation of a number of animated GIFs using works of the great masters.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-04-17 13:38
Ladies, no more spending your hard-erned money for salon waxing. Simply follow the renaissance recipe for hair removal: arsenic, cat dung and vinegar. Read the article by Rose Eveleth in Smithsonian.
Submitted by Sir Brand of An Tir on Mon, 2014-04-07 08:26
An SCA member from An Tir, Sir Brand deux Leons has achieved his dream, as his Shakespearean-style play "To Each Their Own" is now in publication. Sir Brand seeks funding and participation from the SCA performing arts community to help drive a full stage production of the work.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-04-06 15:32
The discovery of the remains of a "maiden crown" in Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark have shed new light on women's fashion of the time. A maiden crown was worn by an unmarried woman in the Renaissance. The recently-discovered headpiece consisted of small flowers made of copper wire and silk thread. (photos)
Submitted by ironrose on Sun, 2014-02-02 16:33
Illuminate your Renaissance world with finely scented Shakespearean candles from Ironrose Candles. Their collection, inspired by the Bard, includes classics such as "Perchance to Dream", "Pomander", "Jocund Day", "There's Rosemary" and more.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-12 18:20
For medieval people, the ocean was the ultimate mystery, as were the creatures that lived there - in truth and in the imagination. Many of these creatures were depicted on medieval maps, the subject of two new books reviewed on Smithsonian's Collage of Arts and Sciences blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-09-15 13:42
In 1952, Frederick Godfrey wrote an article which transformed forever scholarly consdieration of the Renaissance. The Pictorial Records of the Medicis looked at the work of the period's artists in the "context of the society from which it had sprung and that social attitudes could be recovered from the study of art." Alexander Lee of History Today looks at the impace of the article.
Submitted by olde-worlde-designs on Tue, 2013-08-27 19:29
Olde Worlde Designs offers quality handmade Medieval and Renaissance clothing, accessories and underpinnings. Their ever-growing line of clothing includes noble gowns, doublets, tunics, corsets, underpinnings, jewelry, hats and more. They provide custom made garb for any size and any occasion.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2013-08-22 11:46
A painting of three Elizabethan children is believed to be the first to show a pet guinea pig. The portrait dates to 1580. Guinea pigs were brought to Europe by Spanish merchants in the late 1500s, but proof they were kept has pets has only been found recently.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2013-04-01 07:20
Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-03-02 18:18
Most people believe that identify theft is a modern concept, but the Renaissance also had its share of frauds and pretenders. In a new book Renaissance Impostors and Proofs of Identity, author Miriam Eliav-Feldon of Tel Aviv University's Department of History looks at men and women of the time who played loosely with the rules of identity.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-12-11 19:05
With European exploration and expansion during the Renaissance came renewed ties with Africa. Such ties, as presented in art, are the focus of a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in New York City, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-09 10:52
Once per month, the University of Chicago Press offers a free eBook download. The book for November 2012 is How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians by Rudolph M. Bell (c. 1999).
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-10-02 10:04
Want to know what a deck of cards looked like at Henry VIII's table? How about Salladin? The World of Playing Cards is the place to find out!
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2012-07-14 18:03
The next time you are in Seoul, Korea, make sure to visit the Simone Handbag Museum, whick opens in the Gangnam District in August. The museum will feature mostly European purses from the 16th century through modern times.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-05-20 08:03
Evelyn Welch of the University of London has authored an article on hair coverings and accessories in Renaissance Italy and posted it online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-11 20:49
Women had little impact on writing in the renaissance, or so common wisdom believes, but a new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library proves otherwise. The exhibition showcases the work of more than 50 women from Britain, France and Italy from 1500-1700.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2012-03-26 17:38
A new British Library recording offers scenes from Shakespeare spoken in a reconstruction of the Elizabethan accent. NPR's Weekend Edition interviewed Ben Crystal, who directed and acted in the project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-29 10:03
Long to travel to Italy to study its Renaissance Art, but can't afford the travel expenses? Take a trip to the Vatican and see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel - virtually.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-26 18:15
Scientists have long puzzled over the acoustic properties of grand churches and performances of late Renaissance music with its elaborate, up-tempo harmonies. Now a physicist and a music technologist believe they have cracked the secret.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-16 12:20
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra will play host to the "first ever exhibition in Australia dedicated to Renaissance paintings." Artdaily.org has a review. Renaissance – 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo will be open December 9, 2011 - April 9, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-01 08:08
Those interested in Renaissance portraiture and costuming may want to visit the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini December 21, 2011–March 18, 2012.
Submitted by RenaissanceCost... on Fri, 2011-11-18 15:01
RenaissanceCostumesClothing.com is a leading online retailer of Renaissance merchandise. The company offers a wide variety of costume sets, as well as authentic clothing items, such as shirts, breeches, skirts, corsets, vests, and chemises. These items are high-quality, designed in-house, and exclusive to the company.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-28 14:38
THL Magdalena Lucia Ramberti, known in the modern world as Christa Gordon, recently won acclaim by placing third in the Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge. Gordon explained her specialty, Italian Renaissance courtesan clothing, to reporter Claire Martin of the Denver Post. (slideshow)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-08-27 09:29
"We live the Giostra in our hearts," said Tilde Carugno about the Giostra Cavalleresca, or medieval jousting, that transports the tiny central Italian town of Sulmona to the Renaisasance for one summer week each year. (photos)
Submitted by AsgardFarms on Fri, 2011-08-26 10:03
For all your Tudor Garb and Pottery needs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-08-04 10:43
Professor Jane Everson, from the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, believes that Italian academics of the Renaissance pre-dated today's Facebook and Twitter users by more than 400 years by using correspondence to debate social issues.
Submitted by tudorshoppe on Tue, 2011-07-12 10:47
Renaissance Costumes and medieval clothing for those with discriminating taste. Also, buttons, patterns, notions, jewelry, tapestries, toys, swords, panther tents, and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-26 07:29
Copia Sulam was a true Renaissance woman: poet, linguist, conversationalist and hostess of reknown in Venice at the beginning of the 17th century. Renee Levine Melammed of the Jerusalem Post examines her extraordinary life.