ARTemisia 2020 Virtual Arts & Sciences Competition
With the events that made up 2020, the Kingdom of ARTemisia postponed our Arts & Sciences competition. When we would have had to postpone again, we asked our artisans and judges to do what we do best and improvise!!! So while our 2020 competition is virtual!! The judges have the ability to get additional views of the entries for scoring, but below are the summaries, pictures, videos and documentation for all of our entries. Vivat(!!!) for making it work, Artemisia!
Entries (in order of submission):
This is a pieced and padded silk cloth with gold cording couched over the seams. Based on the two earliest pieces of western European patchwork we have extant, it is entirely hand pieced and embroidered. The forerunner of a ceremonial canopy called a baldachin, the cloth was displayed behind someone being honored. That could be everything from the Virgin Mary to a bride on her wedding day.
This is a performance of Pleni Sunt Caeli as an oboe and viola da gamba duet. This was written by Antonius Divitis in 16th century Germany to be sung in churches. The oboe is a descendant of the period instrument, the shawm. The viola da gamba itself is a period instrument.
A research paper on instruction in early modelbucher and a translation of Giovani Antonio Tagliente's Esampio Recammi
Writing: Research Paper (Non-fiction writing that has no period corollary such as research-papers, articles, and modern how-to guides.)
by Praxilla Taurina - Shire of Arrows' Flight
When I first started looking at historical manuscripts the image of the Gothic letters of striking red and blue on their golden backgrounds was astounding to me. I think they are as gorgeous as can be. Although I flirt with other designs I keep coming back to these.
To begin my project, I researched design choices from the late 16th century paintings depicting male doublets that I was particularly fond of. My challenge was to find out how difficult it would be to make a doublet for my husband. I also wanted to see if this particular type of less-restrictive 16th century styling would need to be altered in any additional way to accommodate a 21st century body with 21st century movement choices.
I researched arrow design choices from period based on arrows recovered from The Mary Rose, a ship of Henry VIII’s navy that capsized and sank at Portsmouth in 1545, depicting design and fletching I was particularly curious about. My challenge was to find out how difficult it would be to make a period arrow. I also wanted to see if this particular type of arrow would need to be altered in any additional way to accommodate a 21st century bow with 21st century supplies.
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 13th century. The native origin of coffee is believed to be Ethiopic, cultivated by the Arabs in the 14th Century. The earliest evidence of drinking, or of the coffee tree, appears to be in the Sufi Monasteries of Yemen.
Hebridean Norse goat hide - Tanning to finished item
Fief Holding: Other
by Aonghus ill ulfr - Barony of Arn Hold
A bronze brayette, or armored cod-piece, featuring an embossed weasels head, a rampant weasel being one of the charges in Merin du Bourbon’s heraldry. Created in May of 2017, this brayette has seen nearly three years of on the field use.