Virgin Mary beats the devil!

:: in November 3, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There are legends that just live in European culture for centuries, since ancien Times till nowadays. There are motifs that keep coming back. One of those motifs – especially in Christian culture – is a story about a man who sold his soul to the devil. Source of inspiration for…

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International Conference online: “Annihilating Evil: Scenes of Fighting, Slaying, Trampling and Binding Bad Forces in Art”

:: in October 27, 2022 :: in News :: 0 comments

University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw organises an on-line interdisciplinary conference entitled “Annihilating Evil: Scenes of Fighting, Slaying, Trampling and Binding Bad Forces in Art” on Friday, November 4th, 2022. I will have a pleasure of presenting a paper “Mother of God beating the devil: the legend of Theophilus of…

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My online open lectures in English, second edition – Promoting Polish Culture

:: in August 15, 2022 :: in News :: 0 comments

AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, UNESCO AGH Chair, is a beneficiary of the program of the National Agency for Academic Exchange SPINAKER – Intensive International Education Programs in the implementation of the project entitled: AGH UNESCO DigiCamp (DigiCamp). Within Intensive International Education Program popularizing modules, I will…

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Patron saints of mice, cats and thunderstorms

:: in July 21, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Depictions of Saints and their patronages is an infinite source of all kinds of curiosities. An art historian working on medieval religious art has to study carefully mysterious attributes and surprising storylines of the Saints’ lives. And as I currently work on the Polish version of the ICONCLASS database, I…

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Polish version of ICONCLASS

:: in July 7, 2022 :: in News :: 0 comments

Iconclass is an international system of iconography classification, used in museums all around the world. Its beginnings date back to mid-20th century (it was developed by Henri van de Waal in 1940s) – it was created in Holland, and today it is available on-line, since recently in a form of an…

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