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.
June 26, 2018
On June 26, 1409, Alexander V was elected as the newest pope by theologians and princes at the Council of Pisa.
May 22, 2018
The first battle between Alexander the Great and King Darius III of Persia occurred on May 22, 334 B.C.
May 1, 2018
The twelfth-century mantle of King Roger II of Sicily traverses geographical and cultural boundaries, primarily challenging modern day conceptions of strict divisions between Christian and Islamic societies.