Wine in Art

:: in January 15, 2014 :: in News :: 4 comments

Who drunk too much in the Bible and what was a result of such behavior? What was happening during antic Bacchanalia? How much wine was drunk by medieval monks? Which masterpiece survived only thanks to wine?  I invite  you to an open lecture entitled “Wine in Art” which will take…

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Too dead?

:: in January 13, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is one of the most famous European painters. His masterpieces are now admired for their exceptional contrasts of light and dark, and they worth a lot on modern art market. It is hard to believe that in the 17th century they could have been rejected by…

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Knight and snail

:: in January 9, 2014 :: in Blog :: 4 comments

The margins of medieval manuscripts are fascinating and I will surely get back to this topic many times. Because those margins are full of very interesting things: notes, but most of all crazy pictures: funny, weird or disturbing… One of the most interesting motives is a fight between a knight…

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