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Moors, Saints, Knights and Kings: The African Presence in Medieval ... St Maurice. Patron Saint of the Holy Roman Empire

The study of the African presence in history, whether in the African Diaspora or Africa itself, is a richly rewarding endeavor. In this study we realize that slavery alone is not African history an…

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472–1553). Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1530. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.15) #hands #Connections

Artist: Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar). Date: ca. 1530. Medium: Oil on linden. Dimensions: 35 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. (89.5 x 61.9 cm...

The_Four_Humours_medievalwoodcut-BW by Public Domain Review, via Flickr

In 1621 Robert Burton first published his masterpiece The Anatomy of Melancholy, a vast feat of scholarship examining in encyclopaedic detail that most enigmatic of maladies. Noga Arikha explores the book, said to be the favorite of both Samuel Johnson and Keats, and places it within the context of the humoural theory so popular at the time.

Cranach Gown Part 1: Reserch | Truth is Stranger than Fashion

Ah, the irresistible mystique of the Cranach Gown. Just what is it about this early 16th century Saxon fashion, which gained its modern epithet by virtue of being portrayed in countless paintings …

Giclee Print: Portrait of Augustus I of Saxony by Ludovico Ariosto : 24x16in

The Print This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface. Paper Type…

Sybille of Cleves, sister of Anne of Cleves.... Maybe Henry would have been happier with her ;-)

This portrait of Princess Sybille of Cleves (1512-1554) was painted when she was fourteen years old and newly betrothed to Johann Friedrich I (1503-1554), the future Elector of Saxony. The oldest daughter of Johann III, Duke of Cleves, and Maria of Jülich-Berg, Sybille grew up at court in Düsseldorf with her sister Anne, one of the future wives of Henry VIII. Her marriage into the House of Saxony placed Sybille in the middle of the greatest ideological struggle of the sixteenth century, a…