Medieval version of ancient submarine

:: in March 21, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

Today we will focus on the miniature from the medieval manuscript. We tend to think that the medieval books were usually religious: the Bibles, the Books of Prayers, the Psalters… meanwhile, the medieval secular culture was actually very rich and obviously there were many non-religious books, containing the poems and…

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Closed Event

:: in March 21, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

The lecture on secular medieval manuscripts  will be provided by me on Saturday March 22nd exclusively for the students of the Barbara Bodziony’s School of Calligraphy and Illumination. It will mainly focus on the texts of medieval poems of knights and kings, such as Charlemagne, King Arthur or Alexander the…

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A “horny” error

:: in March 14, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

There is a San Pietro in Vincoli basilica in Rome – it is dedicated to Saint Peter in Chains (the chains relics are actually kept there). It is famous mostly for the tomb of Pope Julius II, containing Michelangelo’s statue of Moses. The tomb was initially supposed to be much…

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