Painting, sculpture, and similar forms of artistic expression.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-11 05:00
Dr. Jonathan Hope believes that the key to William Shakespeare's success was not the words that he used, but the way in which he used them. In a chapter in his new book on the English language, Hope finds that the Bard's grammar and word ordering are what set him apart from other writers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-04 16:23
iPhone and iPad users may spend a chill, winter day curled up with a Shakespeare first folio, a Medieval Beastiary, or Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an. The eBook editions are available for download on eTeasures.com.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-02-22 08:25
The skeletal figure of Death, along with his companions Vanity, Greed and Pleasure, has been removed from the famous medieval astronomical clock in the city of Prague for a period of two months. The animated figures will be painted to protect them from humidity. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-02-12 08:07
English gentlewomen of Tudor times, especially, married Catholic women to Protestant scholars, were not supposed to pen love poems to men, but this did not deter Lady Elizabeth Dacre, whose work was recently discovered in a 16th century copy of Chaucer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-02-11 17:39
The devil is in St Cadoc's church in Llancarfan, Wales, and officials from the Heritage Lottery Fund have decided to award the church UK£500,000 to keep him there. (photos)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2012-02-09 18:35
The Prado Museum in Madrid recently announced that it has what is thought to be the earliest copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-02-05 12:17
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting the exhibition The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, one of the masterpieces of late medieval sculpture in Europe. The exhibit will run January 21, 2012 through April 15, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-02-02 08:15
Writer Jeri Westerson of Menifee, California loves the Middle Ages, particularly the world of Crispin Guest, her "ex-knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London." Scott Butki, of the Seattle P-I has an interview.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-29 19:22
Canadian Baba Brinkman is a performer - and a scholar of medieval literature. He combined both in a recent one-man show, The Canterbury Tales Remixed, which set the Chaucer’s 14th-century work to original hip-hop songs. Catherine Rampell of the New York Times, has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-29 14:16
A medieval German traveler once described Granada, in Moorish Spain, as the “Ornament of the World.” A video posted on the Moroccan Design website showcases the beauty and enlightment of the region.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-29 09:03
Long to travel to Italy to study its Renaissance Art, but can't afford the travel expenses? Take a trip to the Vatican and see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel - virtually.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-19 17:56
Valentine's in Antioch, sponsored by Willoughby Vale. February 11, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-01-07 08:40
The history and art of Great Britain can be traced by the paintings on its church walls. Now interested parties may not have to travel to review the country's glorious wallpaintings, but can study them online thanks to the efforts of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-30 13:22
In her PhD dissertation for University College London, Kathleen Rose Palti looks at 15th century song lyrics, how they were used and circulated, and women's roles in the production of the songs.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-12-27 15:30
The festival season in the SCA means masked balls. For inspiration, dancers may want to visit the commercial Italian site Bluemoon Venice, for inspiration in creating simply gorgeous masks.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-26 19:07
Milan, Italy is one of Western Europe's most polluted city, and art historians fear for the survival of Leonard daVinci's Last Supper located on a wall of the refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-12-21 17:07
The new film Anonymous, which debates the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, has opened a new controversary: the playwright's religion. L'Osservatore Romano reports that references in several plays prove that the Bard was Roman Catholic.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-19 17:46
The Estrella War event team offers the Known World Estrella War Digest for December.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-16 11:20
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra will play host to the "first ever exhibition in Australia dedicated to Renaissance paintings." Artdaily.org has a review. Renaissance – 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo will be open December 9, 2011 - April 9, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-01 18:35
For eight years, the vast collections of Islamic art at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has been unavailable to the public, but now visitors can enjoy the collection as never before. Holland Cotter of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-01 07:08
Those interested in Renaissance portraiture and costuming may want to visit the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini December 21, 2011–March 18, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-29 11:50
What if Anthony Bourdain, the caustic host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations, visited C.S. Lewis' Narnia? Fan writer Edo no Hana of An Archive of Our Own, thinks she knows.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-28 16:15
Recent Nordic archaeological discoveries in Great Britain have sparked a new interest in all things Viking. In an article for the Guardian, arts and media correspondent Vanessa Thorpe looks at new trends, based on old tales that are driving current British culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-27 19:24
As the Christmas season draws near, the colors red and green can be found everywhere, but who decided that these two colors should be associated with Christmas? Cambridge research scientist Dr Spike Bucklow believes he knows.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 19:52
For those old enough to have grooved to German popstar Nena's 99 Luftballoons, this video will make your day. Nena showcases her bardic chops with a retelling of Beowulf to the tune of her signature song.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-23 17:04
See Rathflaed, the Black Bard of Meridies, (Stephen Melvin) tell the tale of Beowulf in storybook fashion on YouTube. Click, click, click. The slightly-adult audio version of the book is read by the author.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2011-11-23 09:38
Anne McCaffrey, noted science fiction and fantasy author, died Monday evening, leaving behind a legacy of some of the best-loved SF/fantasy novels. She is most famous for her Dragon Riders of Pern novel, and the series that followed, blending the two genres. She was 85 years old.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-20 14:54
On the blog Puremedievalry, Sirthopas, a graduate student at Trinity College in Dublin, has posted a 14th century ghost story - in Middle English. Fortunately, he also includes his translation.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-16 09:42
Writer Chris Rowe, winner of a recent Just Back article-writing contest for the travel page of the Telegraph, chronicles a summer-school visit to Vindolanda, the famous Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall in the north of England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-14 10:18
Any lecture which begins with a clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail can't be bad. In a YouTube video, Dr. Richard Hodges, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum discusses "the legend of King Arthur, Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail."