November 6, 2018
This week’s Medieval Materiality post focuses on the writings of a German Benedictine monk from the twelfth century.

October 23, 2018
The third installment of Medieval Materiality tracks Italian materials on their journey away from Italy as they become reappropriated into artworks in other medieval cultural milieus.

September 25, 2018
The transition from the papyrus roll of late antiquity to the codex, akin to the modern day book, paralleled the rise of Christianity in the first few centuries of the Common Era.

September 11, 2018
Ivory is a precious raw material that was used for the creation of diverse objects in antiquity and throughout the entire Medieval period.

September 4, 2018
As of today, the Italian Art Society Blog will launch a set of new series in order to enhance our presentation of medieval Italian art.

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.

April 10, 2018
On April 10, 847, Pope St Leo IV was unanimously elected and installed as Pontifex Maximus of the Catholic Church.

January 30, 2018
An extensive fresco program remains mostly intact in the crypt of Aquileia Cathedral, a UNESCO site in the Province of Udine.

January 9, 2018
Although much of what remains from medieval Italy is found within the superficial built environment, most notably the plethora of extant basilicas across the peninsula, the town of Massafra in the Salento region houses distinct domestic and ecclesiastic spaces.

December 19, 2017
In the Forum Romanum, the fifth-century church Santa Maria Antiqua houses the only extant example in Rome of the Maria Regina wearing the loros , a significant garment that distinguished imperial figures.

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