June Miscellany

June Miscellany

June Miscellany Upcoming Events Talk at Leicester Guildhall in July. Hidden Charms Conference call for papers. Tickets are available for the Making Your Mark symposium. Items of Interest Prehistoric Stone engraved with horses found in France. Helmsdale Castle graffiti.      

December Miscellany

December Miscellany

December Miscellany There’s a definite international feel to this month’s miscellany with interesting knotwork used a ritual markings in Tamil Nadu and graffiti from Spain, France and Gozo, Malta. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish our readers health, wealth and happiness in the coming year. Picture of the Month Thanks to…

November Miscellany

November Miscellany

November Miscellany Graffiti in Paintings We have come across a small handful of 17th and 16th century paintings showing graffiti. This picture, Interior of the Buukerk at Utrecht (1644) by Peter Saenredam actually shows graffiti being painted. If you focus on the bottom right of the picture (which hangs in the National Gallery in London)…

July Miscellany

July Miscellany

Events Day course on Graffiti in August – in Edinburgh    Crystal Hollis graffiti talk in London on 8 August  Items of Interest Database of Romanesque Sites in Britain and Ireland WW2 graffiti in Bayeux  More WW2 graffiti at Bayeux German POW graffiti from WW1 Sharpening Marks If you have ever sighed at someone explaining…

Chateau de l’Herm, Dordogne

Chateau de l’Herm, Dordogne

Chateau de l’Herm Château de l’Herm is a castle in the commune of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac in the Dordogne region of France. It was built between 1500 and 1520 by Jean de Calvimont, an ambassador of Frances I to Spain. The château was later abandoned, after the family left it in 1605. With the exception of the…

Condat-sur-Vézère, Dordogne

Condat-sur-Vézère, Dordogne

Condat-sur-Vézère, Dordogne Condat-sur-Vézère is a small village of approximately 900 inhabitants. As the name suggests, it is located on the bank of the Vézère river, with its tributary river, the Coly, joining it in the middle of the village. The village was home to a Commanderie of the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem….