Winter lectures for Seniors

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

In January and February 2018 I am having three lectures for Seniors at various Third Age Universities. The plan is following: On Monday January 15th: a lecture on the Art Forgeries, at the Monday Senior’s Club in Wieliczka. On Thursday January 17th: a lecture on the Art Forgeries, at the Third Age Univeristy…

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Put your heads together

:: in January 5, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

It seems to be a good idea to start New Year with a page from a calendar; let’s take a look at a certain interesting motif which appeared in medieval calendar pages dedicated to January. Medieval books of prayers, psalters and books of hours, started with calendar, which included a list…

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Riding the Philosopher

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

The choir of the Our Lady church in Cracow is decorated with sculpted consoles, but unfortunately they are barely visible, being placed very high, just below the church’s roof. But if we use binoculars we may see how interesting this gothic decoration is; and among those sculptures we can spot…

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Lecture at the opening of the exhibition in Toruń

:: in December 4, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

“Blask Iluminacji” (Splendor of Illumination) is an exhibition of works by Barbara Bodziony, an illuminator and a scribe, will last from 6th December 2017 to 28th February 2018 in the Diocesian Museum in Toruń. The opening on 6th December will be accompanied by the events: a  lecture “Medieval illuminators” by dr. Magdalena…

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The lost Holy Family

:: in November 23, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The National Museum in Cracow preserves two pairs of altar-wings, which are the remains of the retable from Lusina. This retable was a pentaptych (altarpiece with two pairs of wings), created in Cracow at the beginning of the 16th century. Some of its panels were painted, but the main opening…

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