Tuesday, 8 November 2011

From the Kingdom of Atlantia

The Barony of Bright Hills had a demo at Walter’s Art Gallery in Baltimore.  A medieval lathe set up by Lord Luke and Lord Owen.  www.toolboxone.com/medieval-spring-pole-lathe.  

Take a look the pictures are wonderful


Monday, 7 November 2011

Textiles today

Quated from the site "Archaeological Textiles Newsletter is a twice-yearly publication for textiles (June and December), which have been found in archaeological contexts, dating from the prehistoric to the modern age. "


From the web site "Welcome to Stringpage! I (Sarah Goslee, widely known as Phiala) have been teaching fiber arts in person since 1992, and online since about 1996. This website now features how-to information, photographs and resource lists for a wide variety of textile techniques. My specialty is historical textile techniques, especially those like braiding and tablet weaving that can produce very complicated structures with minimal equipment. I'm also interested in popularizing obscure techniques like sprang and naalbinding."


Centre International d'Etude des Textiles Anciens  From their web page "The CIETA is an international association founded in 1954 in order to coordinate work methods used by specialists in ancient textiles.
Its base is in Lyon, France. Two official languages are used: French and English.


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dance in Europe

For those looking to experience a truly unique Renaissance dance event, look no further: The academia della danza being held in Miltenberg, Germany is exactly the event for you. Held in a gorgeous 14th c. city hall in the heart of an amazing medieval city on the Main River, this event offer two tracks of dance instruction from Friday until Saturday afternoon, two balls plu sopen dancing, fantastic food, professional live music by Gaita for classes and dancing, and gaming and revelry until late into the night on both Friday and Saturday.

Harry Potter and the Renaissance and Elizabeth's Wardrobe.

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

If you want to see if this exhibit is coming to you look at this site


It should be interesting.  Lot of info on the web site. 

The next item is brough to us by Drea Reed. Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded



Monday, 17 October 2011

Canadian Conference of Art Historians and Walters Art Museum


32nd Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians
March 9-10, 2012
University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • NEW (July 29, 2011): The Call for Papers is now available. 
  • NEW (July 29, 2011): The website is in the process of being updated for the 2012 conference.  It will be set in a new bilingual format. A CCMAH  Facebook page has also been set up.Not a lot of info but it will be forth coming.


    The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

    Okay this is pre our period but still really cool!

    Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

    October 16, 2011 - January 01, 2012
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    From the birth of its texts in the cradle of Western civilization to their obliteration on April 14, 1229, in Jerusalem and their recovery in Baltimore 700 years later, the Archimedes Palimpsest is an iconic example of the epic and perilous journey that every record is making.

    Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture: Exploring the Appeal of Renaissance Statuettes

    January 21, 2012 - April 15, 2012
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    This groundbreaking focus show will explore the implications of tactile perception for enjoying sculpture, studying how the brain reacts to tactile stimuli from European Renaissance art-a period marked by a new availability of small "collectibles" meant to be held.

    Paradise Imagined: The Garden in the Islamic and Christian World

    June 30, 2012 - September 23, 2012
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    This exhibition explores the art of gardens and the cross-fertilization of garden imagery between the East and West. Gardens have functioned as spaces of invention, imagination and myth-making, as well as places of repose and recreation, for different cultures across time.

    Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

    October 14, 2012 - January 21, 2013
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the wealth of European art to reveal the hidden presence of Africans in Renaissance society and the many roles they played.

Monday, 10 October 2011

At museums

At the MET New York New York
Masterpieces of the Middle Ages
Tuesday, October 11, 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Great Paintings   


At the Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto, Ontario

Connecting: How Shakespeare Changed Everything with Stephen Marche
Friday, December 2, 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Fall: Knight School (Ages 6-7)
Saturdays, October 15 - December 3, 9 am - 12 pm http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures/index.php?cat_id=1&ref=showinfo&prev_ref=showlisting&program_id=7180&keyword=&audience_ids=all&theme_ids=all&start_date=all

Cleveland Museum of Art - has distance learning


Middle Ages Torture-Museum, Rudesheim, Rhine, Germany


Museum of Science Boston

Painting in the Middle Ages


Museum Of The Middle Ages - Paris, France

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

What are other kingdom's doing?

Here is a link to a newsletter from the Kingdom of Glenn Abihan


A and S display at Pennsic - Pictures


I only had two hours to look at this display. I needed more time, I needed more time.  Thank you all those who shared their art with others.

Creative Commons licensing - music

This Licensing allows you to stream or download entire albums for free.
You delete what you don't like and you can down load as much music as you want for one monthly fee of 15.00 a month.  13.00 a month if you purchase a year at a time, or 240.00 for a lifetime membership.  http://magnatune.com/genres/classical/

They have some wonderful stuff. 

Lifted from the web site:

Cançonièr is a San Francisco Bay Area early music group devoted to medieval repertoire from the 12th to the 15th centuries, occasionally including traditional music from related regions (Scandinavia, the Balkans, and the Middle East).


Skarazula: medieval European, Turkish and Arabic music

Just two.  If you like the music and keep it please pay for it.  We want these musicians to keep playing!!!!!

Thank you to Arnora and Guillaume for showing me this link

Sunday, 11 September 2011

More good links

The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto Ontario.

Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop -
The Exhibition

October 13, 2011 - March 18, 2012


Finger loop braiding - archeological links here as well, so lots of good information


Here is a link to information about he golden ratio for scrolls


I took this class at pennsic and loved it I learned a lot from it.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

at the MET

Still unpacking, so no more class notes today, however The Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City has lots going on of interest to our group.

A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese ArtJune 24, 2011–October 23, 2011
The Sackler Wing Galleries for the Arts of Japan, 2nd floor


there are several pieces within our time period.

Also coming up at the MET

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to LevineSeptember 13, 2011–March 4, 2012
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor

"Wonder of the Age": Master Painters of India, 1100–1900September 28, 2011–January 8, 2012
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor


New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South AsiaOpens November 1, 2011
Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia

Learn more about this exciting project.
Read a related message from the Director.

More than one thousand works from the preeminent collection of the Museum's Department of Islamic Art—one of the most comprehensive gatherings of this material in the world—will return to view this fall in a completely renovated, expanded, and reinstalled suite of fifteen galleries. The organization of the galleries by geographical area will emphasize the rich diversity of the Islamic world, over a span of thirteen hundred years, by underscoring the many distinct cultures within its fold.

The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of LewisNovember 15, 2011–April 22, 2012
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to BelliniDecember 21, 2011–March 18, 2012
Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor

If you time this correctly you can see a lot of these wonderful exhibits in one trip.  for those who live close to the MET, enjoy.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Interesting link from BBC - Treadmill shows medieval armour influenced battles


It is strange to see someone in armour on a tread mill, but the information is facinating.  Good for those who fight and for anyone who does demos'

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Elizabethan Costuming

For those who are not familiar with the work of Drea Leed you are in for a treat.  Her Elizabethan Costuming site is well desgined easy to read and pactical.  Enjoy


Thursday, 7 April 2011

armour link

Here is a link for those of you interested in Armour


There is a lot of information there, and great discussion boards.  Enjoy.


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pottery Links

I found a post on SCA today about period pottery links.  It was put together by Aoife (Lis) of Endless Hills


There are a lot of links and interesting information.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

I thought I would start a blog

There is no much information out there in many different places about the Art and Sciences in the SCA.  This is another one, but I hope some people will find it helpful.  I plan on publishing links to various mostly if not purely A and S events on it.  Also anything interesting I come across or information I am sent through reports or other means.  I plan on posting pictures of events I attend and also of the wonderful Arts and Sciences I see.  If anyone see, hears of knows of anything that should be posted let me know.

I would like to draw everyone's attention to one of the best A and S sites in the known world. 
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org/  In his own words:

Over the past twenty-one years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.

Check this site out, there is an amazing search engine, that will let you search for almost anything that interests you in the Arts and Sciences.