Gothic dreams

:: in May 24, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Perhaps it is a point of view of a medievalist, but I always thought most people associate “Gothic” with the Middle Ages. Today however, we will focus on a phenomenon characteristic for the British culture of the late 18th and the early 19th century. That was the time of popularity…

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Open lecture in Tyniec

:: in May 19, 2016 :: in News :: 0 comments

On Sunday May 22nd I invite you to join the open lecture in the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, as an event related to the exhibition on the occasion of the 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland. (http://kultura.benedyktyni.com/the-benedictine-institute-of-culture/) The lecture on the subject of production of manuscripts in medieval Benedictine scriptoria…

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Big Fish in a pulpit

:: in May 6, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Most often I write about paintings or prints, but this time it’s going to be a pulpit: quite an amazing one, from the church in Duszniki. Duszniki-Zdrój (German Bad Reinerz, Czech Dušníky) is a town in a historical Kłodzko County, nowadays in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The pulpit comes from the church…

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