St. Luke is drawing the Virgin

:: in May 27, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In 2016 the Bowes Museum (Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK) acquired an early-Netherlandish painting of St. Luke drawing the Virgin and Child. It is attributed to the workshop of Dirk Bouts, one of the most important Netherlandish painters of the 15th century. It was probably not completed by the Master…

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Talking on Middle Ages in Radio Krakow

:: in May 25, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

On Friday 19th May I had an honour to be the guest in the night radio programme in Radio Cracow – I talked to Marcin Makowski about interesting aspects of art and culture of the Middle Ages. The conversation (in Polish) is now available on line: http://www.radiokrakow.pl/audycje/przed-polnoca-rozmowy-marcina-makowskiego/sekrety-sztuki-sredniowiecza/

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Did Michelangelo forge Laocoön?

:: in May 14, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The Laocoön Group is one of the most famous ancient sculptures, depicting mythical Laocoön and his sons being killed by the snakes. The statue was discovered in Rome in 1506 – it was unearthed in the vineyard of certain Felice De Fredis. Immediately Giuliano da Sangallo was called to the site…

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