Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-09 13:20
Analysis of a fingerprint left by Leonardo Da Vinci suggests the prototypical Renaissance man may have been the son of a Middle East-born slave woman.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:16
M'Lady Brenna Aine Bisset, Estrella XXIII Gatebook Autocrat, has announced that a contest will take take place to choose the best design for the gatebook cover art.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-02 09:20
Two chemists have discovered the reason why the lapis-lazuli-based blue pigment prized by medieval painters fades so drastically over time. Ultramarine, more precious than gold, was often used for portrayals of the robes of the Virgin Mary, and Michelangelo used it in the Sistine Chapel.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-11-01 13:21
An entertaining new essay by Allan Massie explores the continuing fascination of Rome for fiction writers and moviemakers -- and their audiences.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-28 19:20
Lorenzo Ghiberti's immense gilded doors, completed in 1452 and nicknamed the "Gates of Paradise," will tour the United States beginning in April 2007. The intricately decorated doors are 20 feet high and weigh three tons.
Submitted by Sibella on Sat, 2006-10-21 18:05
An unprecedented partnership between Paris' Louvre and Atlanta's High Museum of Art is bringing a number of works of art from the famous French museum to the American South. Many of these works have never before left France. On October 14, two exhibitions open:
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 14:10
The Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana will present "The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer," a free teacher workshop, on November 11, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 07:47
Writer, professor and Arthurian Scholar Norma Lorre Goodrich died September 19, 2006 at her home in Claremont, California. Goodrich was known for her sometimes controversial theory that King Arthur was Scottish rather than English or Welsh.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 04:00
Artist Hans Holbein, best known for his portraits of royal personages of the Tudor court, is the subject of a new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The large collection of paintings will be on display 28 September 2006 through 7 January 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-14 22:40
Lord Wat of Coombe (Walter Nelson), of the Kingdom of Caid, has released his book, The Merry Gamester: A Practical Guide to the English Speaking World's Most Popular Card Games, Dice Games and Divers Amusements from Ancient Times to 1900, a work on historical gaming, for general use. The book is available in PDF format.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2006-10-10 16:54
Soon a new special exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. BELLINI, GIORGIONE, TITIAN and the Renaissance of the Venetian Painting begins at October 17, 2006 and runs until January 7, 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-09 10:26
Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote and spiritual ancestor of thousands of SCAdians, was born on October 9, 1547. His Wikipedia entry says "he lived an unsettled life of hardship and adventure."
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2006-10-07 15:36
"Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting" will be on display at The Frick Collection in New York City through December 31.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-07 12:09
Hans Holbein the Younger, the northern Renaissance portraitist who painted many Tudor notables including Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, died on October 7, 1543.
Submitted by CMJoserlin on Wed, 2006-10-04 18:49
Miles Atherton de Grey, once the first herald of the Midrealm's Shire of Mynydd Seren (Bloomington IN), and lately of Northshield's Barony of Nordskogen (area around Minneapolis MN), is no more. Many who did not know him by his SCA name will remember his novels, stories, poems, and wargaming works under his mundane name, John M. Ford.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-09-29 16:34
Over eighty medieval sculpted heads, half from the Met's collection and half from other American and European collections, are on display in "Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture," a new exhibit at the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-27 07:57
Bluejo has posted a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears written as an Old Norse saga. The poem was published on LiveJournal.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-21 09:54
Over thirty years after his death, a new, unfinished work by the British author of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, is scheduled to be published. The Children of Hurin will appear in the United States and Britain in the spring of 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-16 19:57
An unlikely exhibition exploring the history of tattoos in Britain has opened at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. The exhibition includes archaeological evidence of military tattoos among the Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-12 11:19
Bearded statues aside, one scholar now believes that the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey were probably written by a woman.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-08 18:57
Beocat, fearless feline of the Saxon north, takes on Grendel's dog, a Great Dane of course, in Grendel's Dog, from Beocat, a delightful poem by Henry Beard.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-09-04 19:15
One of only three full sets of surviving Flemish or French tapestries has been taken down from display at the Victoria and Albert Museum for cleaning and restoration.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-04 12:10
The SouthEastern Medieval Association will host the 2006 conference at The University of Mississippi October 12-14, 2006. The conference will feature Giles Constable of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and Roberta Frank of Yale University.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-25 21:12
Wendy Northcutt, author of the Darwin Award books, attended Pennsic 35 and collected a few SCA stories for future volumes.
Submitted by Johnnae on Tue, 2006-08-22 21:20
Only one portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, is known to exist, and that painting has been brought forth from thirty years of storage for exhibition in London.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-14 15:32
Brush up on your Russian! A website has posted a collection of modern movie posters done in the manner of medieval woodcuts.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 15:36
Expert analysis of a 15th century Venetian painting by Giorgione shows that the artist changed the subject's clothing style from that of a "seductive female" to more modest dress.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 18:57
An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-23 19:42
An exhibition of Byzantine artifacts shows how the classical style of the Greeks and Romans carried over into the Middle Ages. The Road to Byzantium: Luxury Arts of Antiquity, an exhibit which runs through September 3, 2006 at London's Sometset House, shows a wide range of pieces decorated with classical themes.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-12 23:40
An exhibition of Venetian Renaissance masterworks will be on display at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art June 18–September 17, 2006. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting will include a selection of paintings from 16th century Venice.