the Lantern of the Dead

:: in October 30, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There is a very interesting monument by St Nicholas church in Cracow (Kopernika Street): it looks like a stone pole and many people pass by it not knowing what it actually is. In fact, it is a medieval Lantern of the Dead! Previously there were holes at the top of…

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Article on prints from the collection of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences

:: in October 25, 2016 :: in News :: 0 comments

Albrecht Dürer’s prints were copied for various reasons; not only copies, but also pastiches were created, putting together details from different Dürer’s prints. It seems that the interest in Dürer’s art increased throughout the sixteenth century and culminated in the seventeenth century. In fact there is even a term “Dürer-Renaissance” which refers…

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e-scribe workshop

:: in October 8, 2016 :: in News :: 0 comments

No medieval scribe or illuminator had ever possibility to see as many manuscripts as we can today. The manuscripts used to be the most precious treasures of the monasteries; one had to travel a lot to see particular examples in situ. Today almost every library is digitalised and we may enjoy…

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