Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-07-09 11:58
When the National Trust took over the Kingston Lacy mansion, the filthy old painting on the wall could not be identified. Now, after cleaning, the painting is confirmed as the work of Renaissance master Tintoretto, but art historians aren't sure who the allegorical figures in the picture are meant to represent.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-07 13:25
Photographs from E.F. Kitchen's new book, Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, will be on display at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York beginning July 14. Kitchen will also sign copies of the book at Pennsic 39, and her work will be reviewed in the Pennsic Independent.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-06-25 10:42
Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series appeals to schoolchildren by including disgusting and true historical details, such as the purpose of the Roman vomitorium. But the author finds modern historians even more nauseating than the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-23 11:01
The Freer Gallery of Art in Washngton, D.C. will present Masterpieces of Chinese Painting June 12 - November 28, 2010. The exhibit will showcase Chinese painting from the late 10th to the early 18th century.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-06-17 08:51
The Cleveland Museum of Art announced that six more of its permanent galleries, including the medieval gallery and the gallery of European painting and sculpture 1500-1800, will reopen June 26, 2010 after extensive renovation.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-12 18:10
Now through August 8, 2010, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts will host Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, an exhibit that "focuses on some of the most important Sufi ideas and practices that found expression through the arts of the Islamic world."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-07 08:35
Fans of Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog will be interested to learn that the author's identity has been revealed. The revelation took place at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress. Jeffrey J. Cohen has the story on his In the Middle blog.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-06-05 23:15
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 Ursula on Fri, 2010-06-04 15:39
A plant in Botticelli's Venus and Mars resembles the hallucinogen Datura stramonium. Blogger Jonathan Jones speculates that the artist intended the painting to affect the viewer like taking a love potion.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-06-03 13:10
Professor Michael J. Fuller has created a website featuring murals and iconography from Saint Nikita's Monastery, an 11th century Macedonian church rebuilt in the 13th century by the Serbian King Milutin.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-06-01 11:07
S. P, Hendrick, in the SCA Morgaine from the Kingdom of Caid, has announced the release of her book Uneasy Lies the Head by Pendraig Publishing.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-05-29 15:48
Over two hundred rare works of art and historical artifacts are on display May 15-September 12, 2010 at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-05-21 07:15
Maddie Chambers is obsessed. At 10 she read Lord of the Rings. As a college student, she created her own A4 type size model Hobbit hole, complete with garden and tiny windows. (photos)
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
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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.