The historical period in Europe between the Middle Ages and the Reformation.
Submitted by Bennet Archer on Sun, 2011-01-30 13:40
The Mountain Rogues design and craft Faire Lyric Books (a compilation of song lyrics dating back to the 1400's and encased in fabric covers), board games out of fabric, leather and wood (they mill their own lumber), riddle books (over 100 riddles dating to pre civil war), tables, game tables, and decorative items out of lumber, plus other items out of fabric and wood.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-12-29 17:09
On their website, the early music group Piffaro offers a wonderful video demonstration of renaissance wind instruments.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-15 10:54
"Our state is less strong because money which should navigate and multiply lies dead, converted into vanities," said the rulers of Venice, who enforced laws designed to curb the spending habits of the rich. These sumptuary laws are the subject of an article by Sarah Dunant on the BBC News Magazine blog.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-09-13 20:40
Afficionatos of the work of Leonardo da Vinci will enjoy visiting the website Leonardo3, which offers detailed studies of the artist's paintings. The site is in Italian. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-07-31 17:55
The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina will host Imperial Splendor: Renaissance Tapestries from Vienna May 21, 2010 - September 19, 2010. The tapestries are from the collection of the Kunsthistorisches of Vienna.
Submitted by LowrensQueen on Sun, 2010-07-18 17:35
Timely Treasured Threads is a store dedicated to providing a complete ensemble for you to dress yourself for your favorite period event, no matter the era. From accessories to clothes, "they have you covered."
Submitted by La Boheme Bijoux on Sat, 2010-07-10 20:37
La Boheme Bijoux offers an elegant collection of vintage-inspired gemstone and crystal jewelry, including a section of designs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. This site is a resource for the historical costume enthusiast who loves to complete her ensembles by wearing beautiful one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade jewelry.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-06-05 22:15
An antiquity once owned by Lorenzo de Medici will go on sale at Sotheby's June 11. 'Il Magnifico' laid claim to Three Satrys Fighting a Serpent shortly after its excavation in 1489.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-05 13:45
A new exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusets, focusses on the largely-overlooked field of painted Renaissance terracotta sculptures.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-27 07:05
Lady Magdelena Grace Vane reports that she has created an album of photos from "A Late Period, Who Knew?" an event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-08 17:50
In a podcast for the Classics and Ancient History website, Peter Mack and Maude Vanhalen discuss Renaissance thought and the fact that much of its works, most written in Latin, have been "largely unread and unstudied." (MP3)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 17:29
It's quiet in the Louvre at night... too quiet. What does Mona Lisa -- she of the enigmatic smile -- do to pass the time? Piffie the Puffin has the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-22 08:49
For the third straight year, jousters from around the world will gather for the Tournament of the Phoenix, a weekend-long event to be held October 23-25, 2009 in Poway California. The event is being held in conjunction with the Festival of History, a living history event featuring re-enactors from Roman times to the Renaissance.
Submitted by The Dwarf on Thu, 2009-09-03 02:00
The Golden Dwarf is a seller of quality renaissance, medieval, and pirate clothing, costumes, garb, armor, weapons, and accessories for LARP, Reenactment, Ren-Faires, and SCA.
Submitted by Fabric Dragon on Thu, 2009-08-27 13:34
Fabric Dragon sells many items, but of especial interest to most SCAdians are the linen threads in multiple weights and colors, silk threads in multiple weights, colors, and degree of twist, beads (including those small enough to use easily in embroidery) and pearls of various types.
Submitted by Agnes berengarii on Wed, 2009-08-12 02:17
Purveyors of fine needlework supplies, Krazy Kat Fiberhaus carries all kinds of threads, patterns and notions usable and appreciated by the Historic needleworker. They have Sylke Gilt Twist, Slate Frames, fine linens and threads of silk, linen and gold.
Submitted by Broom on Wed, 2009-07-29 16:08
A look at the largely-lost Medieval art of timbrel vaulting structures and the related, more modern (late 19th century) system of interlocking terracotta tiles which create what are known as Guastavino domes, after their inventor, Rafael Guastavino.
Submitted by ariannawyn on Wed, 2009-04-29 12:07
Attention all choristers! You are cordially invited to join the Known World Choir at Pennsic 38, also known as the Pennsic Choir.
Submitted by GrantSkoog on Sat, 2009-04-25 09:08
GKS Widgets offers replica armor and weapons for display or costume as well as accessories. Weapons and armor choices include both historically-accurate reproductions and fantasy items. The company also offers realistic-looking lightweight latex weapons and shields for live-action roleplay (LARP) gaming.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-13 12:25
The dreamworld was a popular subject for medieval and renaissance people. Now a new exhibit at Washington D.C. Folger Library looks at the world of sleep and dreams through the eyes of William Shakespeare and others. Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Lady Carmela on Mon, 2009-03-30 10:08
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), The Shire of Talonval, and The Jackson Community College Student Group are sponsoring a demonstration on JCC campus grounds 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 on Monday April 20, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 15:17
Roy B. Scherer reports that Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present two concerts of Renaissance sacred music in Washington D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-23 07:51
DesignBoom.com has created a website dedicated to the history of the folding chair from ancient times through the Renaissance. The website includes illustrations.
Submitted by armor777 on Tue, 2009-01-27 12:10
ELAD's provides handcrafted, leather armor for LARP, SCA, Renaissance and Medieval Festivals. They offer a wide selection of breastplates, helmets, bracers, gauntlets, spaulders, greaves, and more. Custom leather armor design is available as well.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 19:34
When the Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child With Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Sigismund by Neroccio de' Landi arrived at Washington's National Gallery of Art conservation lab 18 months ago, it had faded paint and damaged gilding. Now the work shines, thanks to the careful handling of restoration experts. (photos)
Submitted by Nativearth on Fri, 2008-10-10 09:08
Nativearth/Olde Soles: Producers of footwear and accessories ranging from 400 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Visit their online catalog to see standard-size, in-stock footwear and their custom footwear range. Online ordering and information are available. They can also be contacted at email@example.com
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-05 13:51
Where did Renaissance painters go to unwind? According to Tony Perrottet of Drexel University's The Smart Set, it was La Società del Pauiolo, the Company of the Cauldron, an artists-only club that required participants to bring an artwork and a dish to pass.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-28 15:20
Experts believe that Michelangelo's famous statue of David is at risk of falling over due to cracks in the ankles caused by poor quality marble. Engineers fear the statue could crumble in event of an earthquake.
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 Sun, 2008-06-29 19:41
The autumn extravaganza at the National Gallery in London will be devoted to portraits from the Renaissance, including works from Van Eyck to Titian. Charlotte Higgins of the Guardian reports on what to expect. (photos)