June 5, 2022
The Feast Day of Pentecost is celebrated in the Western Church as the day when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus’s disciples, giving them “tongues of fire” that enabled them to preach the gospel in multiple languages.
April 17, 2022
Happy Easter (Buona Pasqua) from the Italian Art Society!
April 14, 2022
Today is Holy, or Maundy, Thursday, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet in an act of humility that is seen as a reminder of the cleansing waters of Baptism and a foreshadowing of the purification brought by the Crucifixion .
July 17, 2018
In the thirteenth century, additional scenes and notable alterations were made to the iconography of Jesus’ Passion narrative, which had hitherto been fairly standard in the medieval world; stylistic variations had been the greatest discrepancy between various cycles.
January 8, 2018
Giotto di Bondone died on 8 January 1337 in Florence.
November 21, 2017
November 21 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin .