Touching Middle Ages

:: in January 30, 2015 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

Middle Ages is often considered a pious epoch, although it was in fact often quite “carnal”. Today I would like to focus on particular depictions that theoretically should not be ambiguous: I am thinking here about the images of Virgin with Child. Surprisingly it is possible to find some examples…

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Heavy drinking

:: in January 10, 2015 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

As we are now enjoying the carnival time, it seems a good idea to have a look at the painting that shows people having fun. It is a party with a lot of food and alcohol; the title is “The Bean King”, and it was created by a Flemish painter…

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