Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-10 19:32
Donatello's David, the 15th century masterpiece housed at Florence's Bargello Museum, has had "work done" in the form of laser treatment to clean off residue, including gold leaf used "on the statue to highlight its wavy hair and clothing."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-11 15:32
Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom reports that his heraldry-related comic Heraldrydiculous has passed the 100 mark (104 at last count.)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-03-09 09:03
Lady Faoileann reports that the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art will sponsor a special exhibit Great Expectations: Aristocratic Children in European Portraiture through June 8, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 15:50
The recent release of the animated film Beowulf has rekindled interest in the epic poem. Harper's Magazine provides a stanza from the poem, read in Old English, as well as a great photo of a jeweled brooch.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 08:21
Experts are speculating on whether the illustrations in a newly-discovered manuscript on chess were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. De ludo scacchorum was discovered last year in a private collection.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2008-02-19 17:40
Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Treasures from the national Palace Museum, Taiwan begins at February 26, 2008 and runs until May 13, 2008.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2008-02-05 14:07
Soon a new exhibition organised by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in collaboration with the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Picture Gallery): Arcimboldo begins at February 12, 2008 and runs until June 1, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-31 12:28
Only on NPR could the Bard, in the guise of Morning Edition's Frank Deford, comment on the upcoming Super Bowl football game.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-19 14:14
Michael Adams has announced that the Western States Folklore Society is seeking papers for two panels at the upcoming conference to be held Apri; 11-12, 2008 at the University of California, Davis.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-15 17:50
The Portinari Altarpiece, a three-part Flemish religious painting created by Hugo van der Goes in the late 15th century, was sent as a gift to the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. Martin Gayford looks at the importance of the painting for The Spectator (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 11:22
Nick Owchar of the Vancouver Sun offers a review of the new novel by Nicola Barker, Darkmans, which tells the story of "a long-dead king's jester, a precocious child and the debris of history that keeps floating to the surface."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 09:17
The haunting, ethereal beauty of Simonetta Cattaneo de Vespucci graced the paintings of Sandro Botticelli in 15th century Florence. Darla Goodroad tells her fascinating story in an article for the December 2007 Renstore newsletter.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-06 10:15
On the Christmas Eve 2007 All Things Considered radio program, reviewer Lynn Neary spoke with Laura Miller of Salon.com and blogger Mark Sarvas of The Elegant Variation about which books from 2007 should not be missed. Included was The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 18:14
"I itch in the cathedral; When I pray upon my knees: God, You saved us from damnation; Now save us from the fleas!" writes Laura Amy Schlitz in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village, a new children's book reviewed by John Schwartz for the Sunday New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-27 14:36
According to reviewer Edward Hirsch, a Wodwo is a "raw, spooky, elemental," a Middle English word meaning “half-man, half-animal spirit of the forests” which appeared in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Hirsch reviews a new translation by Simon Armitage.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 08:28
After much deliberation, Peter Jackson, the Academy-Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios to produce the Tolkien prequel: The Hobbit.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-25 10:24
A red chalk sketch of the dome of St Peter's Basilica, believed to be the last work of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, has been discovered in the Vatican archives. The sketch dates to 1564.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 19:30
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will host Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum May 20, 2008 – August 17, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 16:21
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester is an online research source which includes searchable texts for images, texts, bibliographies and basic information on King Arthur.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-24 10:47
Based on a single fingerprint preserved in one of his paintings, scientists have speculated on the ethnicity of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci and believe he may have had Arabic heritage.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-12-19 17:36
Racaire shares an album of photos from a recent trip to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. The photos include some beautiful images of artwork and jewelry.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-19 09:01
British actor Sir Ian McKellen delves into Shakespeare's Richard III's most famous speech in a video clip on the Stagework website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 08:58
Bored? Want to have a real literary adventure? Try Hamlet: the Text Adventure, a text-based mystery game.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 09:39
Author Richard Leigh, best known as one of the co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, has died in London at the age of 64. The nonfiction work proposed that Jesus Christ fathered a child and that the bloodline continues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-24 18:07
Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-21 07:57
Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2007-11-13 15:24
"The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 12:29
A new exhibition, "Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed," uses technology to unlock questions that have plagued art historians for generations, including, "What happened to the lady's eyebrows?"
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 18:00
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-11-05 08:42
An extremely high-resolution image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is now available to view online. The image is presented "at 16 billion pixels - 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera."