Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-08 11:25
Michelangelo's "David" was set in the Palazzo of Florence on June 8, 1504, although it would not be formally dedicated until September.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 16:50
She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-30 19:09
Premier Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born on (or about) May 30, 1265. In his writings, he mentions that he was born under the sign of Gemini.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 08:35
Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 14:51
The popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has sparked interest in grail legends, according to scholars. An MSNBC article looks the various ways the grail has popped up in literature over the centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-19 13:42
Come one, come all to the Third Annual Fantastic Fairytale Fete sponsored by the incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan. The site will be the Marion Center behind St. Mary's church on Mill Bay Road in Kodiak, Alaska.
Site opens at 2pm on Saturday, June 3rd and closes at 8pm.
Feast is a potluck. Dishes should be based on a fairytale - who can be
the most creative for the food competition? Last year's winners
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-09 18:08
Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-05-05 12:31
"Great Painters in Brescia From the Renaissance to the 18th Century" will be on display at the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Oregon, through September 17.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-05-03 09:18
"On the day that we are all invited to join in a worldwide Hobbitfest, two contrasting views of The Lord of the Rings: is it a masterpiece of imaginative fiction, or a faux medieval dirge?"
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-01 15:57
Julienne fille Gaspard of the Kingdom of Atlantia discusses a recent visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-01 12:34
Great Falls, Montana resident David Macasaet recently attended the 10th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers' Jubilee where he screened his new short film Donuts at Night. Macaset also has a film about the SCA in the works.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 22:12
British Columbia's City of Chilliwack will get a taste of all types of theatre, including demos by the SCA, during the upcoming University College of the Fraser Valley's 11th annual Director’s Theatre Festival.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-27 10:56
On April 27, 1174, Marie de Champagne's Court of Love released its reply to the oft-debated question, "Can real love exist between married people?"
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-23 15:36
Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-20 21:06
A rare, 17th century, calf-bound volume of the plays of William Shakespeare is scheduled to be auctioned in the summer of 2006 at Sotheby's sale of English Literature and History.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-04-19 14:15
More than a statue salutes the Roman Emperor Constantine in York, England. A major exhibit of treasures, including a sculpted marble head of the emperor, will be on display in the city until October 2006.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-15 12:11
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He became the prototype of the "Renaissance Man."
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-12 12:33
Giotto di Bondone was appointed Chief Architect of Florence Cathedral on April 12, 1334. He designed a bell tower for the Cathedral, but it was not finished until after his death.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-08 14:32
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-06 23:02
You never know where SCA references will pop up! This time it's on a comic website called Neo-Monster-Island.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 14:44
A British website looks at the origins and original lyrics of famous nursery rhymes including Ring a Ring o Rosies long believed to refer to the Black Death and Remember Remember, which chronicles Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 10:28
Several albums of paintings of birds dating to the 16th century have been "rediscovered" by Roberta J.M. Olson, art curator for the New York Historical Society. The works were painted by French artist Pierre Eskrich, considered to be the inspiration for James Audubon.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 15:09
DREAMSTONE TOURNEY XXVII: A Great Tournament Tradition Continues! The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 27 to be held on April 21-23, 2006 at A.H. Stephens Historic Park, near Crawfordville, Georgia.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-18 15:29
Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 17:40
A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-08 15:32
A product of an overactive imagination or just someone with too much time on their hands, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 17:38
New research may prove that a death mask found in Darmstadt, Germany in 1842 may actually be that of William Shakespeare.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 14:19
A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-02 21:41
Mistress Chai'usun, the Pennsic Publications Deputy, is seeking artwork to appear in the Pennsic XXXV event booklet.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-02-24 11:24
Geoffrey Chaucer giveth advice, posteth the toppe X searches inn hys netwerk, and "the privitees of the manye abbreviaciouns ywritten on the internette". BSL (by seinte loy!) Thou shalt be ROFL ("rollinge on the floore laughinge").