Women in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, depending on time and region, women held several functions, they could be mother, wife, worker in agriculture or crafts, nun, noble lady, even “fulltime” queen, there where no Salic Law, which offered this right exclusively to men, operated. About the oldest profession in the world there is no sense in developing this […]

Most Beloved Historical Figures in Romania

No matter where in this world, actors who played important historical figures remained in the public consciousness in relation to those roles. On the other hand, the general public associates history to a lesser extent with textbooks or classes at their school and more with seen movies. The importance of choosing the actors, costumes, set design and props […]

The Time for Medieval Festivals

Most medieval festivals in Romania are organized in summer, between late spring and beginning of autumn. There are exceptions, such as a Christmas Medieval Sighisoara, in 1997, or the festival in Mogosoaia, from November 2018 to confine myself to just two examples. Low temperatures coupled with wind take away potential spectators and disturbs seriously the actors. The scorching […]

Who is that Man Riding through the Barren Valley

  In the past twenty-five years, the animation shows in Romanians medieval festivals grown exponentially in terms of professionalism. From actors training to props, everything has improved dramatically. From the surcoats with heraldy and window dressing props in the 90s, reconstruction groups from 2018 have aquired meantime chainmails, shields and real weapons and they know how to use […]

Two Complementary Girls

Coincidentally, Anca and Dana wear in the above image clothes combining red with green, in other words, two complementary colors. Brick walls of the fortress and vegetation in proximity make the perfect chromatic harmony for a spontaneous picture, taken on a beautiful day in the fall of 2018. What may seem commonplace today, has a chance to become once […]

A Sheriff in Sebes

In my childhood, Romanian Television broadcasted, among others, the extremely popular TV series, “A sheriff in New York”, made between 1970 and 1977, whose original title was actually “McCloud” – named after the main character. The sheriff rode in New York almost the entire generic, among the ‘modern’ cars of the 70s. Later, when I arrived in the […]

MedievArtFest 2018

It can be said that in recent years, MedievArtFest is the crowned king of historical reconstructions & living history in Romania. Festivals held under this aegis bring together people that are most interested in this type of event public and artists, from the Carpathian-Danubian space and beyond. Umberto Eco said that what has no name, does’nt exist. MedievArt is […]