Crypto-dildo?

:: in May 19, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

I must confess that when the worldwide popularity of the series “Game of Thrones” started, I was not interested at all in watching it. I am not a fan of fantasy – even though, as a proper medievalist, I do have interest in dragons. However, somehow around the premiere of…

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Copy, imitation or forgery?

:: in April 30, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently I had a pleasure to visit (last-minute visit, just before it closed) exhibition “Falza? Falza!” (“Forgery? Forgery!”) at the National Gallery in Prague. Among artworks on loan there were some famous forgeries by Han van Meegeren (I wrote about those earlier, HERE). The exhibition presented various – however somehow…

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Us and the War

:: in March 26, 2022 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

I am not a fan of modern art, but there are certain artworks – even the ones dating back to the 20th century – that I really like. One of them is undoubtedly “Us and the War” (or “The War and Us”) by Edward Okuń (National Museum in Warsaw). Okuń…

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Beating St Nicholas

:: in December 25, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

This December – more than ever before – many families discuss financial issues. Christmas is an expensive event, after all, but pandemics brought a global crisis and a huge inflation. So, we all worry about the money. As it happens, St. Nicholas – a figure that evolved into Santa Claus…

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