Medieval Art

Religious Art

The Complicated History of Norse Mythology in Art

Literally speaking, mythology is an old-school kind of storytelling. “Mythos” is a Greek word for “story” while “logia” has the ...

Lana Pajdas 30 September 2021

Romanticism

The Troubadour Style: Fantasized Rediscovery of the Middle Ages in Painting

The rediscovery of medieval civilization is one of the most striking French intellectual curiosities of the later 18th century and early 19th ...

Montaine Dumont 28 September 2021

Medieval Art

Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video Game

If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was ...

Alexandra Kiely 1 June 2021

Medieval Art

The Unbelievable Story of Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts

If you ever watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you probably remember the scene when the vicious killer bunny (which, as we remember, is a ...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 May 2021

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand, ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 May 2021

Medieval Art

Knights in Shining Armour: Funerary Art of Medieval England

What do Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have in common with a tiny village in Lincolnshire and the funerary art of medieval England? Say ...

Guest Profile 15 May 2021

Love Story

Medieval Love Story: King Pedro and Inês de Castro

Every country has its legends and fairytales, and Portugal is no exception. One of the most well-known Portuguese tales is a love story about King ...

Helena Pereira 15 May 2021

Medieval Art

Thomas Becket: The Imagery of an Unexpected Saint

A controversial figure, no one among his contemporaries would ever have assumed that Thomas Becket, adviser to King Henry II, and later Archbishop of ...

Stephanie Skenyon 14 May 2021

Medieval Art

Ancient Treasures from the North: Viking Art

Vikings and their culture have interested us since their days of domination. There are TV shows about them and sports teams named for them. Nordic ...

Rachel Witte 14 May 2021

Art Travels

Discovering Camelot: Arthurian Art in Poland

1887 saw a significant discovery in the field of medieval art, though at the time nobody, not even the discoverer himself, was aware of the real ...

Guest Profile 12 May 2021

Medieval Art

These Romantic Paintings of Edward Burne-Jones Will Make You Miss the Middle Ages

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet ARA, was a British artist and designer closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Middle Ages, ...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 May 2021

Medieval Art

All that Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, mosaic was a popular art form ...

Alexandra Kiely 10 May 2021