I took a break from iconography for a while because I felt like my art wasn't up to snuff, and I was thinking of giving up. By the way: never give up. I had the pleasure of working at the Museum of Russian Icons over the fall semester of 2015, and I learned a lot … Continue reading Surprise! Icon!
This is a very short disorganized blurb, and I apologize, but I wanted to get some notes down from what I'm exploring as far as my thesis goes. As I've mentioned previously, my master's thesis is exploring the last will and testament of Kale Pakouriane from 1098. I'm going into her inventory and trying to … Continue reading The Importance of Mantles in Middle Byzantine Fashion
So I totally lied about doing updates over winter break. I am working on some sewing, but for the most part, I wanted to give my poor burned out brain some time to unwind after a particularly difficult semester. Here's a few important and interesting updates: In June I will be relocating from the East … Continue reading And for my next trick…
Oh red shoes. Byzantines and red shoes. Wear ALL the red shoes, but...should we be wearing the red shoes? In the SCA, we're all playing nobility, but we still have a hierarchy. Granted, it's nothing like a true feudal system, but we still have ranks and titles that come with it certain privileges in dress. … Continue reading If the shoe fits, what color should they be ANYWAY?
As always, I have posted my class materials on Google Drive. Don't forget to visit my Classes tab to access handouts and modules from previous classes. The Orient Express: Did the Byzantines wear Persian?: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jf5ZhBMl5xY3phVU5FSFlyVlk/view?usp=sharing Deconstructing the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Tunic Under the Stairs": https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4jf5ZhBMl5xWGVQSVNoWDBSejg Color images: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jf5ZhBMl5xazJuSHZDY0gwdUE/view?usp=sharing If you would like a … Continue reading Pennsic class materials posted.
I finally got a chance to go back to the MFA yesterday and see Juno with a head on. When they acquired her in 2012, she was decapitated and needed a nose job. When I went last year in 2014, she was blocked off because of a special event. So yesterday, finally yesterday, I got … Continue reading A better look at Juno at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
***NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 2016, THE TUNIC IS NO LONGER IN THE GALLERY. THEY HAVE ANOTHER EXHIBIT ON PAINTED LINEN WHICH IS VERY COOL AND YOU SHOULD GO SEE ANYWAY.*** ***OH LOOK, ANOTHER NOTE: AS OF FEBRUARY 2016, THE PATTERN I MADE IS INCORRECT AND WILL BE UPDATED THANKS TO SOME KEEN OBSERVATIONS BY SOUTH-RUS.ORG, … Continue reading Deconstructing the “Tunic Under the Stairs” at the Met.