Category Archives: Art

Medieval Coptic wall-paintings uncovered at Egyptian monastery

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Restorers working at the Monastery of St. Bishoy in the Wadi El-Natroun area have uncovered a number of medieval-era wall-paintings and architectural elements in the monastery’s old church. “While removing the modern layer of mortar from the walls of the monastery’s old church, several coloured wall-paintings were uncovered,” Mohamed Abdellatif, deputy antiquities minister for archaeological…

Star Wars Goes Medieval

Any fan of Star Wars knows it is steeped in medieval tradition. Artist André Araújo (know for Marvel’s Spidey and Inhumans) released a print titled ‘Star Wars Medieval.’ Which is just as it sounds, a medieval take on the most famous Star Wars characters. Star Wars itself is a very classic type of story— about…

Interior Design in the Middle Ages

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When I think of the Middle Ages I think of castles and battles and kings. Rarely do I think of interior design elements. But I imagine it was as important back then as it is today. Imagine the brave knight coming home from the Crusades and his wife asking if he likes the new curtains….

Rare chance to see beauty of Wiltshire medieval church chalices

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The Lacock Cup, which is now in the British Museum after being bought from St Cyriac’s Church for £1.3m, goes on public display at Salisbury Museum this spring. Alongside it are three other medieval chalices from Wiltshire churches: the silver parcel-gilt, late 15th century chalice from St Mary’s Church, Codford; a 16th century silver gilt…

Berlin museums, Jewish heirs in dispute over medieval art

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It’s a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated quarter of a billion dollars, filled with gold crosses studded with gems and intricate silverwork. For years, it’s been at the center of a dispute between a Berlin museum foundation and the heirs of Holocaust-era Jewish art dealers. On Wednesday, a German government-created commission convened to make…

Grandfather hand-carved 230 Foot wooden scale model of Bayeux Tapestry to help get over the death of his teenage son

Bayeux tapestry woodcarving

This is a great story! I hope a museum or someone buys this and puts it on display. Be sure to click through to the full article to see all the pictures. ~The Archivist A grandfather has carved a wooden replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, despite having lost three of his fingers in an industrial…

The Metropolitan Museum Features Medieval Church Treasures in Fall Exhibition

Hildesheim Cathedral

Germany’s Hildesheim Cathedral in Lower Saxony has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of ecclesiastical furnishings and treasures in Europe, including many medieval masterpieces made between about 1000 and 1250. The cathedral was designated a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1985. Major renovations that are currently underway provide the opportunity for Medieval Treasures…

Thieves pinch Robert the Bruce sculptures from Doune Castle

Robert the Bruce busts

Two sculptures of Robert the Bruce have been stolen from a medieval castle. The busts, one made of sandstone and the other of wood, were taken from a garden at Doune Castle, near Stirling, between August 13 and August 20, although the theft was only reported this week. … Doune Castle, originally built in the…

Bayeux Tapestry engraved on crystal bowl

Bayeux Tapestry engraved on crystal bowl

An artist from a village near Wincanton has recreated one of the world’s most renowned tapestries on a stunning glass dish. Frank Grenier, of North Cadbury, has recreated the famous Bayeux Tapestry which tells the tale of the Battle of Hastings, fought in 1066. Mr Grenier, who has been engraving professionally for 20 years, has…

Medieval Stained Glass Tour at Glencairn Museum

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Bryn Athyn is the host for a tour that will focus on the roles of the artisans that made windows for the medieval cathedrals. Come out to the Glencairn Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4 for its Stained Glass Tour and Demonstration: Understanding Medieval Stained Glass. Over a thousand years ago three guilds of craftsmen worked…

Welsh author digs deep to find medieval origins of Thirty Days Hath verse

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It is one of the most popular and oft-repeated rhymes in the English language, serving to remind countless generations how many days there are in each month. Now a Welsh author claims he has unearthed the medieval origins of the verse Thirty Days Hath September. The rhyme has been passed down in oral tradition but…

Tyler Museum of Art offers free admission to Medieval exhibit

The Tyler Museum of Art invites the public to enjoy free admission and extended hours for the exhibition Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This incredible opportunity to experience the exhibition at no cost has been made possible…

Art historian discusses the influence of medieval pieces on culture

The job of art historians is to discover the origins of artwork, but when it comes to art from early medieval periods, historians find themselves in a world shrouded with mystery. “We’ve got objects, but no fancy story to attach to them,” said Sigrid Danielson, in her lecture titled “Art History and the Early Medieval…

Tyler art museum exclusive SW location for medieval alabaster exhibit

Personnel with The Tyler Museum of Art have announced the opening of “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture” from the Victoria and Albert Museum on view starting Sunday and continuing through Nov. 13. This is the only scheduled stop in the southwestern region of the United States for this touring exhibition. The 60 alabaster…

How IBM is Enabling Smarter Management of … Medieval Abbeys

Question:What does a rack of high-performance, network blade-servers have in common with the 15th century Flemish tapestry The Hunt for the Unicorn? Answer: Both are being watched over by some of IBM’s most advanced smart building systems. Last week, as part of a roll-out of a broader suite of smart building technologies, I got to…