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.
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the April 15, 2019 fire that nearly destroyed Notre-Dame de Paris. To celebrate the beloved Gothic cathedral's continued survival, I've gathered the latest news on the building's status and reconstruction efforts.
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.
Medieval Europeans were pretty serious about astrology. The belief that that stars and planets influenced daily life was fundamental to the medieval calendar and cycle of seasons. For this reason, zodiac signs appear all over medieval art and architecture, often in unexpected places. Check out some examples in my article for DailyArt Magazine.
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.
It has been exactly one year since the horrible fire that almost destroyed the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. My article for DailyArt Magazine aims to be a balanced assessment of Notre-Dame's current status and also my celebration that the cathedral still stands on the first anniversary of its near destruction.
Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medeival 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.
I got a lot of confused questions yesterday while unboxing my deluxe The Book of Kells by Bernard Meehan. I thought that everybody was familiar with the Book of Kells, but I see that's not true, so let me explain what the Book of Kells is and why it's so special.