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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“Unoriginal” Leonardo? – part two.

:: in October 16, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

“The Last da Vinci” – that is how Christie’s advertised the painting of Christ Salvator Mundi, sold on November 2017 and eventually placed in the collection of Abu Dhabi Louvre. Indeed, there are not many art-pieces that can be ascribed to Leonardo himself, but there is always a chance that…

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Article on late gothic painting from Cracow cathedral

:: in September 15, 2018 :: in News :: 0 comments

Folia Historica Cracoviensia has just published my article (although dated 2017) entitled “Salvator Mundi: a late-gothic canvas from Cracow after a lost Early-Netherlandish painting. A suggested new dating and possible identification of the donor”. The image of Christ as Salvator Mundi was painted with tempera on canvas without ground; it comes…

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