Once upon a time, long before wars, natural disasters and erosion took hold of the ancient Greek statues, these ivory gems vibrated with color. Ancient Greek sculptors valued animated and pulsating depictions as much as they valued perfection and realism, and it has finally become fact that these artists utilized color in their creations.
YORK PETITION LAUNCHED AS ‘RICHARD III’ DEBATE GOES GLOBAL The Richard III Foundation, Inc. As the debate continues to rage as to where the presumed remains of the Plantagenet king Richard III should finally rest, one pro-Ricardian group is launching a petition promoting Yorkshire as the prime burial candidacy.
Dr. Michael Bratchel is a Lecturer in History at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He works on Italian Renaissance History and focuses on the city of Lucca during the Later Middle Ages. His latest book Medieval Lucca: And the Evolution of the Renaissance State, which is the first scholarly study to cover the history of the entire region from classical antiquity to the end of the fifteenth century.
This month sees the launch of a new website designed to showcase one of the most important sets of medieval wall paintings to be found in East Anglia. The Lakenheath wall paintings website is the final stage in a project designed to conserve and interpret the superb examples of medieval art. The wall paintings, all located in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Lakenheath, have recently undergone a £54,000 programme of conservation which will ensure their preservation for many years to come.