Publication on late gothic Our Lady of Sorrows altar in Cracow Cathedral

:: in July 10, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

I have a pleasure to present you an article on the Netherlandish influences in the wings of Our Lady of Sorrows altar in Cracow Cathedral, that has been recently published. The article Skrzydła tryptyku Matki Boskiej Bolesnej w kaplicy Świętokrzyskiej na Wawelu – niderlandyzujące dzieło fundacji Jagiellonów, in: “Patronat artystyczny Jagiellonów”, ed. M. Walczak, P….

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A Mysterious Crucifix

:: in July 6, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of the oldest Churches in Cracow is Salvator Church, which gave its name to the whole neighbourhood. Inside one may find a retable with rather a surprising painting: it depicts crucified Christ dressed in a long robe, droping his golden shoe towards a fiddler playing by the cross. The…

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Summer broadcast on Radio Krakow

:: in June 29, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

This Summer I invite you to listen to Radio Krakow every Friday after 6 p.m., starting from June 30th. I will talke to Marcin Makowski about interesting aspects of art in Poland, searching for interesting curiosities one may trace during holiday trips. The broadcast (in Polish) is will be available after aired on…

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Keep your head up

:: in June 17, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Most of the holy martyrs have been depicted as holding attributes related to their martyrdom. Many of them ended up beheaded, and one of the best known examples would be St. Denis. His attribute is quite peculiar: it is his own head. He is a cephalophore, that is a saint…

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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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