Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
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").
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-02-15 19:33
A pair of allegorical paintings by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese will be the centerpiece of Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love and Exploration in Renaissance Venice, a small exhibit at the Frick Gallery in New York City beginning April 11, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-13 20:23
Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-12 17:07
An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-02 14:48
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Hamilton College Classics Professor Barbara Gold offers opinions on modern versus classical love.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 13:05
Can't get enough of Lord of the Rings? Check out a comic strip depicting Boromir as a child on the Kasiopea Art website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 11:11
The Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum invites all the people of our fair kingdom and of all other regions of the known world to come to the "AFC - Arts & Science Expedition II". Visit some of the most famous Museums of Vienna or maybe the fabulous cloth discount "Textil Müller" (woolen cloth for 5 Euro per meter). There will also be merrymaking in the evening with gambling, some music and A&S classes (i.e. Bayeux embroidery class with Lady Racaire).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 12:04
Popular graphic novel and science fiction writer Neil Gaiman is working on an animated version of Beowulf featuring the voices of Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, and John Malkovich.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-19 11:14
Have you been bad? Very bad? Dante Alighieri has an eternal home for you. Use this quiz to find out which of his seven levels of Hell you will inhabit. [PG-13]
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Wed, 2006-01-18 13:44
Tests have suggested that a painting found in London may be the only surviving portrait of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 22:33
For those serious coffee drinkers out there: Coffee Art!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-13 16:03
The British Library has released a database of searchable images digitized from its vast collections of manuscripts, rare books and maps.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-13 12:22
Saionji no Hanae (Lisa Joseph) of the West Kingdom reports of the recent Teahouse of the Winter Moon event which took place in the Kingdom of the Outlands January 7, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 09:26
Proverbs, a book of sayings compiled by English playwright John Heywood in 1546, contains a number of pithy quotations relevant to the holiday gift-giving season, as do Homer and Virgil.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-04 21:18
A trailer for the upcoming film, Tristan and Isolde, is now available on the Moviefone website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-04 16:56
A team of Dutch scientists has determined that the expression of the face of Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa is "83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted."
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2006-01-03 11:45
J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the Middle-Earth books including the Lord of the Rings epic, was born on January 3, 1892.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-02 11:58
"The Separation of Night and Day," a rare Italian fresco by Guido Reni, has had the coat of paint removed that has hidden the work from view for 150 years.