Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-23 06:48
Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey of Trinity College in Dublin has announced that the Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2008 is calling for papers "on any aspects of Renaissance history." The conference will take place July 10-12, 2008 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 14:52
The current fascination with the English Tudors in the media has led many to look for portraits of the family online. One site of interest is Tudor England Images, which includes a long chronological list of portraits of Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-14 07:09
Jonathan Blackbow has written a short story set in the world of the SCA. He shared it on the Atenveldt list and allows us to repost it here.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 11:11
avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-04-08 19:29
Akdamar Church, also called the Church of Surp Khach, or Holy Cross, an Armenian structure dating back to 921 C.E., is being restored in a US$1.5 million project being undertaken by Turkey as a step towards improving relationships between the two neighboring countries.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-04-06 16:03
A new exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Exhibition Hall VIII in Vienna: The Emperor’s Ivories - Masterpieces from the Habsburg Kunstkammer Collection.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:40
Was Hamlet guilty of stabbing Polonius behind the arras? A jury trial being conducted as part of the Shakespeare Festival in Washington D.C. will decide. Listen to the story from the March 16 edition of All Things Considered.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 18:06
The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 18:44
Baroness Katarina Peregrine reports that the Intermuseum Conservation Association will present a free six-part program to "introduce the public to the field of conservation and the wide range of materials and information that conservators work with, while highlighting care and handling of personal artifacts and family heirlooms."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 15:43
Joan Scobey of the Post-Gazette travels to Ravenna, Italy, the ancient capital of three empires, and describes its historic pleasures for her readers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-04 14:04
Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 19:20
Self-professed "art detective" Maurizio Seracini, an expert on Leonard da Vinci's lost painting The Battle of Anghiari, has been given funds to continue his 30-year quest for the painting.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-18 14:45
G.R. Groves joined the SCA over a decade ago, and her experiences in that organization and her travels abroad inspired her to write a first-person fictional account of the travels of a Welsh Bard in the Middle Ages. The book has now been published online and in print.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-02-14 16:24
"Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through May 20.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 12:40
Author and SCA member Mary Kuhfeld, creator of Murder at the War and the Sister Frevisse mysteries (written under the names of Mary Monica Pulver and Margaret Frazier), was interviewed recently by David Gustafson of the Star Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 09:01
The OK Cupid website has a Shakespeare character quiz to determine if you are "a tragic hero, a hopeless romantic, a comedian, or a villain."