31 Days of Medieval Manuscripts

Visigothic Script – Day Twenty-Two of Medieval Manuscripts

I always get excited when I find a great new (or at least new-to-me) website about medieval manuscripts, and today, I just discovered litteravisigothica.com, which is dedicated to the study of Visigothic script. Visigothic script a form of writing used in Hispania, specifically the Iberian Peninsula area, roughly between the 8th and 12th centuries A.D. (source).  It is… Continue reading Visigothic Script – Day Twenty-Two of Medieval Manuscripts

Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Família (Holy Family) is a Spanish church designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) in the late nineteenth century. It is famous for the sheer exuberance of its design and the abundance of its architectural details. Gaudí's design was so elaborate, in fact, that the church is still incomplete today. I had never really thought… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Ancient & Classical Art

The Origin of the World’s Art: Prehistoric Cave Painting (HeadStuff)

Link to an article I wrote for HeadStuff.org about prehistoric European cave paintings. These paintings, which date back millennia, are the oldest known paintings in world history. They give us our best clues about the origins and art and why humans first felt compelled to create it.