Unique gothic drawing from Cracow

:: in November 30, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In the Archives of the Cracow Cathedral Chapter there is a manuscript Liber Privilegiorum no 2, containing an ink votive drawing: the oldest survived work of art of that kind in Poland. The drawing depicts a donor, which is Cracow Bishop and the firs Polish cardinal, Zbigniew Oleśnicki (1389-1455), worshiping…

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Hairy Mary – one more time.

:: in November 10, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A long time ago (over four years ago!) I wrote a post on the depictions of hirsute Mary Magdalene (available HERE). In the late middle ages artists often depicted Magdalene in the wildness, being lifted up by the angels, while her whole body is covered with hair. Back then I…

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Catalogue of an exhibition “In the monastic scriptorium”

:: in November 8, 2018 :: in News :: 0 comments

Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec released a catalogue of their temporary exhibition “In the Monastic Scriptorium”; the catalogue is available on-line (open access) and free copy may be acquired at the exhibition (http://kultura.benedyktyni.com/w-klasztornym-skryptorium-nowa-wystawa-czasowa-w-muzeum-opactwa/). Catalogue includes following articles: Magdalena Łanuszka: “W benedyktyńskim skryptorium” Barbara Bodziony: “Skryba, iluminator i introligator – średniowieczny ‘team’ w skryptorium”…

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