Medieval Beauty

Sometimes, when we look at Renaissance portraits of young ladies and gentlemen, we are enchanted by their beauty. Beyond the physiognomic features and the elegant costumes, surely in line with reality, the distinguished characters often seem “cosmetized”. A legitimate question is whether the painters arranged them from the brush or whether they looked exactly like […]

Changing of the Guard

The movement of historical reenactment in Romania has known a moment, in fact a window of flowering time since 2010. Unlike most European countries, where the emphasis is on shows or commercial and recreational activities (from waiters dressed in costumes bringing “medieval” food and drink to customers with smartphones in their hands and even archery […]

A Hot Dance

In August 2019, Nomen Est Omen collaborated ad-hoc with two beautiful dancers on one of the hottest days of summer. Our workshop, scheduled at noon, in the Big Square, involved the presentation of four types of dances: estampie, saltarello, branle & rotta. If our instruments were at least 50 degrees Celsius, the hair of the […]

Holloenek & Nomen Est Omen in Târgu Mureş

We remember with great pleasure MedievArt 2018 / Târgu Mureş, a festival “doomed” to come out very well in any conditions. At the respective edition, held in parallel with a hard rock concert addressed mainly to engine lovers, for the same reason stated, the Holloenek and Nomen Est Omen concerts took place in parallel on […]

Ardud, Europe

Ardud is a place where the past meets the present under the aegis of continuity and dynamics. With a history attested to more than eight centuries, something has always happened here, something relevant from a social, cultural, anthropological point of view. The medieval festival organized in the beautiful Fortress of Ardud, the artistic creation camps […]

With Mask / Without Mask

The two characters in the image corresponding to these lines were immortalized from the bottom up, at a time when they were on broomsticks, in the Târgu-Mureş Fortress. Projected on the blue autumn sky, with mask or without mask, the two protagonists sent us thinking about the eponymous TVR show from the ’80s, in which […]

Tear Down This Wall!

The wall in this image, which seems to delimit the medieval area from the contemporary one, is from Deva, from the beautiful medieval fortress, the young people in it, also beautiful, are from Sebeş, from the Order of Mühlbach, the title is from Ronald Reagan’s speach on June 12, 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin […]