Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-23 08:50
Doh! Whether it was a prank or a scheme to market the new Simpsons movie, a giant painted Homer Simpson next to England's famous Cerne Abbas giant has irked the country's Pagan community.
Submitted by Chris Bradley on Mon, 2007-07-16 17:26
Calling All Writers! Bardic Circle Publications needs you! Bardic Circle Publications, the new publishing imprint for SCA fiction, is putting together a collection of short stories from SCA members to SCA members.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2007-07-09 11:56
"Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, through October 8.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-06 12:40
The University of Virginia has posted an online library of Middle English texts from the Oxford Text Archive. Some are illustrated, and all of the texts are searchable.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-02 11:52
Artist Gareth Hinds has created a graphic novel version of Beowulf for Candlewick Press which makes the work "accessible and appealing to a modern audience in a graphic novel format, while preserving the authenticity and power of the original."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-29 15:15
Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-23 19:54
Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia will present The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection June 22-September 23, 2007.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2007-06-17 15:25
"Prinzenrolle," an exhibit on children and childhood in the Renaissance, will be on display at Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-14 12:05
Gregory Blount has announced the publication of the online resource The Union Catalog of Pre-1600 Books Online, a list of digitized out-of-copyright books, many of which are relevant to the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-14 08:17
14-year-old Colin Taylor, a member of the Kingdom of Terre Nueve (Adrian Empire) reenactment group, is the subject of a documentary film by Destin Cretton. The film, Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey was made for $200 and will debut on HBO June 17, 2007
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-10 11:26
Good news for Harry Potter fans! Even though the seventh and final book is due in July, fans will still be able to revel in their Harry Potter world through the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 10:56
The Heroic Age, "a fully peer-reviewed academic journal intended for professionals, students and independent scholars," focusses on the history of North-western Europe during the early medieval period (from the late 4th through 11th centuries. It is available to read online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 19:10
Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the panoramas.dk website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 14:47
SCA writer Jonathan Blackbow takes a literary approach to publicity for October's War of the Wings event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by zachariah von m... on Sat, 2007-06-02 17:46
Children's fantasy author Lloyd Alexander, famed for such works as The Prydain Chronicles and Time Cat, died May 19, 2007 at his home in Drexel Hill, Pa. He was 83 years old.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 13:17
Manybooks.net is a website that offers "free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader." The special collections include over 16,000 titles.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-31 07:16
Fine art met culinary art in Siena, Italy recently when delicate frescos by Renaissance painter Lorenzo di Pietro were cleaned with a salad-dressing-like mixture of oil and water.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2007-05-28 19:52
Raphael painted a portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici that was to be his introduction to his intended bride, a cousin of King Francois I of France, in about 1518. The picture shows Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, wearing a quite sumptuous costume, ornately gold with red puffy sleeves and gray fur lining around his neck.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 10:42
What inspired Renaissance artists? According to a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 showcases works that borrowed from the eastern traditions. Blake Gopnik of the Washington Post has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 20:18
The discovery of some archival documents may have solved the mystery of the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The woman may have had humble origins and lived a few hundred feet from the Ponte Vecchio.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-19 15:18
Dunstan LeHeryngmongere, Poeta Atlantiae, has announced that this year's Pennsic War will again offer budding poets the chance to shine with the Knowne World Poetic Challenge, a competition to produce a poem with a heroic theme.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2007-05-17 14:04
"Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450-1700" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 16.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-05-16 10:24
A Nepalese shepherd led researchers to a cave where he had found cave-paintings of Buddha, including a 55-panel mural depicting the life of Buddha, dating back to at least the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-12 17:30
Thanks to a donation of more than UK£1 million from the Ioannou family, Greek Cypriots, Oxford University in England will open a new center for Classical and Byzantine research and study.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2007-05-11 13:21
"Rule Britannia: Art, Royalty, & Power in the Age of Jamestown" -- featuring the "Armada" portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, never before been exhibited in the U.S. -- will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, through August 12.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-10 11:32
Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, is a nonfiction history book set in 13th-century medieval Europe and follows the story of the four daughters of Count Raymond Berenger V and Beatrice of Savoy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 15:16
The "Swiss-Army-knife" of its time, a gunpowder flask/sundial compass watch is featured in a watch enthusiasts' blog complete with a large, detailed photo. The object was created in Germany around 1590.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2007-05-08 08:40
"Medieval Beasts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 29.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-05-02 14:42
"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-27 22:23
Naked Rabbit Productions asks "What would "Hamlet" look like if it were performed by cats?" Find out in this YouTube video clip.