Paper on Dominican Art

:: in January 29, 2014 :: in News :: 0 comments

It was a true honor to be among the scholars who created a big publication entitled “The Art in the Circle of the Dominicans in Cracow”. A huge book (almost 1000 pages!) contains the articles on architecture, sculpture, painting and written sources – it collects the results of studies of…

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A boobie that nursed the Europe.

:: in January 26, 2014 :: in Blog :: 5 comments

Whoever watched “Allo! Allo!”, is familiar with the idea of “Madonna with the Big Boobies”. And whoever visited the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, had a chance to see the real version from 15th century. Depicting Virgin Mary showing her breast is not that shocking – as long…

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Closed Event

:: in January 26, 2014 :: in News :: 0 comments

The lecture on the relation between text and image in medieval manuscripts will be provided by me on Monday, January 27th exclusively for the students of the Wrokshops of Calligraphy and Illumination of Christian Society of the Religous Art Creators “Ecclesia”. 

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Precious Bones

:: in January 20, 2014 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

There is a beautiful city in Moravia, called Znojmo, and there is a beautiful church in the middle of it – a church of Saint Nicolas. And inside that church you will see a glass coffin with the beautifully dressed skeleton. He is described as Saint Bonifacius the Martyr, but…

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A true fairy-tale

:: in January 16, 2014 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

The painting “King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid” by Edward Burne-Jones, was finished in 1884, exhibited in 1884 in the Grosvenor Gallery and bought by Tate Gallery in London in 1900. Edward Burne-Jones is associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which was created in 1848 by three students…

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