Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 17:56
A chemist working for Washington's National Gallery of Art may have discovered the secret to the bright, translucent colors of European Renaissance paintings: ground glass.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 08:01
A newly-translated Anglo-Saxon epic casts a whole new light on noble warriors. Enjoy!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 18:20
England's National Portrait Gallery has added a rare porait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, to its collection. Howard was a powerful courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 13:01
The Kermesse of St. George, by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, was among the paintings auctioned at Sotheby's recently.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-12-14 07:49
"Flemish Fantasia: Invention and Imagination in Sixteenth Century Flemish Engravings" is on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts through February 27, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 20:04
An intensive summer school seminar co-sponsored by University of Washington, Seattle and Harvard University will offer a number of classes designed to aid scholars in Turkish and Ottoman studies.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 10:14
An exhibition, funded by the European Union, of arts and artifacts from the Crusades has opened at the Municipal Arts Centre of Nicosia in Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 09:32
The Seattle Art Museum is currently running several exhibits of interest to medieval and renaissance researchers including Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-08 11:27
The Online Medieval and Classical Library presents its 12th offering, "The Song of Roland."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 11:08
An article by Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa for National Geographic traces the history of tattoos, including the use of the Jerusalem cross during the Crusades.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 12:18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 12:12
"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 11:12
Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-19 09:09
It's not a misshapen creature that haunts an opera house! A pantoum is a 15th century Malaysian poetry form, and Sir Balthazar has written one in honor of Princess Quentyn of the Mists. Balthazar has also published his photos from the Investiture.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-11 11:04
Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, a 16th century painting believed to be by Renaissance master Titian, was recovered recently after being stolen from a collector's home.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2004-11-08 15:27
Pope Urban VIII's nephew stole 2 altar paintings from a church in Urbino in 1632 and smuggled them to Rome. Today these paintings are being displayed and ascribed to the original painter, Fra Carnevale.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2004-10-26 13:53
Lady Jehanne de Wodeford's home page contains information on European and Japanese clothing and fans, plus original songs and poetry by Jehanne herself and by "Lady Makiwara" (an alternate persona). The poetry includes both haiku and an older form known as waka (or tanka, or uta).
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-10-26 10:01
A blog by Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple, a noted bard in the Middle Kingdom. Contains original song lyrics and poetry by the man known as "Purple" to friends and audiences around the Known World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 14:25
Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 14:02
A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 07:09
If it weren't for Somerled, Scotland's unsung hero, residents of the country might be speaking Norwegian.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-10 07:02
The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2004-10-06 10:36
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum, as well as a searchable database, featuring European painting and sculpture from the 12th-18th centuries.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-10-03 10:30
The point of this Themes list is for you to unleash the inner Leonardo da Vinci in the children. He was inventor, writer, painter, scientist and mathematician, to name but a few of his occupations. If we all had just a little Leonardo in us, the world might be a better place.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-26 13:56
For those with lots of time on their hands, here's your chance to get involved in a new artform: Marshmallow Sculpting.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-09-20 11:48
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large for the New Yorker, offers his opinion on why Shakepeare remains "the necessary poet".
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-17 09:16
Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-15 13:43
A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-12 10:33
The city of Florence is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's statue of David.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-09-12 08:10
This week Dame Aoife shares links relating to medieval and renaissance music.