Enjoy this photo, sent in by a reader, of a charming gargoyle depicting a Saint Bernard dog from the cathedral of Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur in Narbonne, France.
Listen to me chat about Notre-Dame de Paris with Jo McLaughlin of Jo's Art History Podcast.
The Garima Gospels, two gospel books from northern Ethiopia, may be the oldest surviving illuminated Christian manuscripts in the entire world.
I have recently gained a new appreciation for medieval enamels! Their effect is colorful, shiny, and wonderful, and here is some of what I’ve learned about the art form.
On April 15, 2019, a devastating fire tore through the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the most beloved and iconic of all Gothic buildings. Largely through the heroic efforts of Paris firefighters, the building was spared the total destruction that at one point seemed inevitable. However, the damage was extensive. Despite early negative forecasts and complications due to the pandemic, the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris is well underway, and the restored building will look as much like the old one as possible. Almost every year since the fire, I have written something about the cathedral's current condition and the status of the restoration. You can find it all in this post.
Beautiful, bold, and vibrant, the treasures from the Sutton Hoo ship burial have fascinated me ever since I first studied them in freshman art history. A new movie called The Dig, based on a novel of the same name, tells a fictionalized tale of their discovery.
This is my experience viewing TEFAF Online. This art fair has a little bit of everything, as well as the unique twist of only showing one object per gallery.
Here's my guide to understanding all the controversy surrounding the recent decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medieval knights have changed over that time period.
After visiting the Met Cloisters most recently in July 2018, I wrote about the Unicorn Tapestries and some of the Cloisters' other great medieval treasures for DailyArt Magazine. Read them all through these links.