Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-16 19:33
The Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will host Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia, "the first international exhibition to focus specifically on the skills and achievements of Khmer bronze casters," May 15, 2010 through January 23, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-15 14:30
The Effigies and Brasses website offers links and images for numerous European effigies, brasses, incised slabs, half-reliefs, and other miscellaneous representations dating from the 12th-15th centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-05-14 09:05
Ivory works of art separated for centuries have been reunited in a new show at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. Objects that originally stood together but found their way to separate collections are on display side by side until December 2010.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-05-10 11:06
“Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain” opened recently at the Museum of Biblical Art near New York's Lincoln Center. The exhibition takes a historical approach to Jewish contributions to Christian art in the two centuries before they were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella in 1492.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-05-04 14:30
Canadian artist and SCA member Dani Lachuk shows the influence of the Middle Ages and the Society for Creative Anachronism in her paintings and portraits. Examples of her work are available to view online.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-01 15:20
In a wide-ranging feature article, Stephen Moss discusses the development of the Robin Hood legend, its possible historical bases, and the new film starring Russell Crowe.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-30 12:15
Ronald Emmerich, who directed such major films as 2012 and Independence Day, will take on a less earth-shaking project with his new project Anonymous. The film will investigate whether Edward de Vere was the real author of Shakespeare's plays.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 11:10
Experts have now credited co-authorship of the play Double Falsehood to William Shakespeare and another dramatist, John Fletcher. The play was originally discovered nearly 300 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 17:52
Looking for a just the right fabric for a special project but can't find what you need? Spoonflower Fabrics will create a fabric from your design.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 11:37
The concept of a museum to view art and antiquities was unknown until 16th century Venice when wealthy families designed buildings to showcase Roman statuary. Now the Palazzo Grimani, one of the pioneering museums of the city, has restored and reopened to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 09:25
Author Ethan Gilsdorf has produced a new book entitled Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, which looks at the role-playing and fantasy culture, including the SCA. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 11:58
Historians have long debated the motives and actions of the medieval crusaders who took the Holy Land by force in the 11th century. New York Times reviewer Eric Ormsby has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 08:10
Author James Shapiro, whose 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, delighted the literary world, has a new book, this time investigating whether the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon actually wrote his plays. Robert McCrum of The Observer has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 19:53
Restoration experts using ultra-violet technology have rediscovered details of 14th wall paintings by the Italian master Giotto in the Peruzzi Chapel at the Santa Croce Church in Florence, Italy. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-20 14:49
Google has signed an agreement to digitize one million books, written before 1868, from libraries in Rome and Florence. The books will be free on Google Books.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-16 07:39
On his blog, Tattúínárdœla saga, Norse scholar Jackson Crawford discusses the "complicated textual tradition that lies behind George Lucas’s “Star Wars,” which few outside the scholarly community realize is a modern rendition of an old Germanic legend of a fatal conflict between a father and his treacherous son."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-05 14:45
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, 2010-04-03 06:51
Long used to clean metal and stone, lasers may be the new tool of choice for cleaning famous works of art. The technique is the same used to remove tattoos.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-27 17:38
Penn State is pleased to announce the twenty-second Medieval Studies conference will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Weaver Building on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-03-21 17:16
Come all ye pilgrims and travellers, and join the Shire of West
Dragoningshire for a pilgrimage at the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse
of Noble Poverty.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-03-12 12:52
In his fifties, it appears that renaissance master Michelangelo fell in love with a Roman nobleman 40 years his junior. A record of the infatuation can be found in handwritten sonnets on display for the first time at the British Museum in London.
Submitted by ndolphin on Thu, 2010-03-11 20:24
Bardic-circle.net is a website providing a collaborative resource for the SCA bardic community.
Included are tools, such as a SCA lyrics wiki, a calendar for bardic events around the world, a discussion board and more.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-11 14:09
Cal Lane has taken the art of blacksmithing to a whole new level by transforming 44 gallon steel drums into works of art.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-11 08:54
Author and photographer E. F. Kitchen has produced a new book on the Society for Creative Anachronism entitled Suburban Knights: A return to the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-08 18:50
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, 2010-03-06 14:07
SCA members Kevin Nunn and Helen Marshall (Arminius the Footsore and Gwerydd verch Rhys) will present a one-day fiction writing workshop at Massey College in Toronto, Ontario on March 28, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-03-05 09:03
A team of experts from Italy’s National Committee for Cultural Heritage are requesting permission to exhume the remains of Leonardo da Vinci in hopes of revealing the real identity of the Mona Lisa.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-03-03 16:53
Wyndreth of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that an Icelandic Saga Database, offering a "huge selection of Icelandic sagas in various languages, is now available online for viewing or download in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-02 08:56
Two novelists from the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the recent publication of books.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2010-03-01 14:48
The Barony of the Cleftlands, the Shire of Eastwatch, and Gorsedd -- the community of bards in northern Oaken, Middle Kingdom -- are proud to announce The Third Bardic Roundhouse, June 18-20, 2010, back at Minion Ridge in Eastwatch.