New research suggests the Tapestry was designed to be hung along the north, south and west sides of the nave of Bayeux Cathedral, between the west wall and choir screen.
The Musée du Louvre has opened a major exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci, commemorating the 500-year anniversary of his death.
On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s death, the city of Brussels is organising an exhibition on a few of the master’s original drawings as well as a unique series of prints based on these drawings.
Copper acetate (also known as verdigris) and copper resinate were used in European easel paintings between the 15th and 17th centuries
England’s painted past is at risk, English Heritage warned last month, as the charity revealed the catalogue of threats causing the country’s precious wall paintings to deteriorate and decay.
A lost masterpiece by the medieval artist Cimabue has been discovered near Paris, France. It will be going up for auction next month and is expected to sell for up to €6 million.
A guide to Anglo-Saxon, Byzantine, Carolingian, Chinese, Indian, Viking and Visigothic art from the Early Middle Ages.
What is conveyed by the armour in Bartolomé Bermejo’s Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil?
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will be launching two art history courses that will allow students to experience it’s world-class medieval collection like never before.
This article aims to examine the material of a codex entitled Hermeneia of the Painters.
A British Academy-funded investigation interprets the 15th century goldsmith and sculpture Lorenzo Ghiberti’s incomplete ‘Third Commentary’ reflecting on artistic progress.
A painting long thought to be a later imitation of Sandro Botticelli’s famous Madonna of the Pomegranate has been revealed to be a rare example by the artist’s own workshop.
This presentation will look at the behind-the-scenes planning for the Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World exhibition, which will open at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles on May 14, 2019
This lecture takes three approaches to the theme of time and Sienese painting of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Figuring out the chemical reactions of the components that made writing on paper possible and last for hundreds of years was the aim of the Meridies Medieval History research group.
A not unusual modern response to reliquaries is disgust–after all they often contain bones. To understand their presence, even their glorification, it must be admitted that the bones are not the ordinary subject of horror, rather as the bones of the blessed
With this gift, the University of Michigan becomes one of only two schools in the United States with an endowed professorship in medieval art.
A team of researchers examining the remains of a woman buried around the year 1100 AD have – to their surprise – discovered dozens of tiny bits of blue stone in her teeth. They soon realized that she was likely a painter of illuminated medieval manuscripts.
Ten of our favourite pages from Villard de Honnecourt’s 13th century sketchbook.
In this talk, Gerstel will look at devotional art in several Greek villages and will also discuss how engaging with art in the village may provide opportunities for medievalists to move beyond the strict chronological confines of our field to take a more activist stance in approaching buildings and their communities.
The case study I took into consideration is the Korean Goryeo Buddhist Paintings, a painting tradition which is almost disappeared by its homeland, but which conserves the majority of its last surviving examples in Japanese temples and museums.
Researchers have made a remarkable discovery of a stained glass panel picturing pilgrims travelling by horse and on foot to visit the tomb of archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. The newly discovered stained glass panel dates to the mid 1180s, less than twenty years after Becket’s death.
Extensive study into the figure of Louis IX lends to many-sided, even contradictory conclusions on his role. In the past, one has paid an almost maniacal attention to the physical appearance of the king, examining some images for a reflection, or indeed a portrait, of Saint Louis.
One physician has taken a closer look at the portrait, and believes it reveals that its subject, Lisa Gherardini, was suffering from thyroid issues.
This study investigates the medieval “tour guide” or, perhaps better, it investigates guide culture. Toward this end, I ask such questions as was there a “tour guide” in the Middle Ages, that is, is there evidence for an artistic component within medieval guide culture?