Crypto-dildo?

:: in May 19, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

I must confess that when the worldwide popularity of the series “Game of Thrones” started, I was not interested at all in watching it. I am not a fan of fantasy – even though, as a proper medievalist, I do have interest in dragons. However, somehow around the premiere of…

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Copy, imitation or forgery?

:: in April 30, 2022 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently I had a pleasure to visit (last-minute visit, just before it closed) exhibition “Falza? Falza!” (“Forgery? Forgery!”) at the National Gallery in Prague. Among artworks on loan there were some famous forgeries by Han van Meegeren (I wrote about those earlier, HERE). The exhibition presented various – however somehow…

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Talk in Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague

:: in April 24, 2022 :: in News :: 0 comments

On Tuesday April 19, 2022 I had a pleasure to present my research on the late Gothic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows from Franciscan Church in Cracow, invited by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The meeting was entitled “Import díla nebo transfer ideje: „nizozemské“ a „německé“ obrazy ve střední Evropě…

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Us and the War

:: in March 26, 2022 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

I am not a fan of modern art, but there are certain artworks – even the ones dating back to the 20th century – that I really like. One of them is undoubtedly “Us and the War” (or “The War and Us”) by Edward Okuń (National Museum in Warsaw). Okuń…

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On-line conference on Saints in art (in Polish)

:: in February 28, 2022 :: in News :: 0 comments

University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw organises an on-line interdisciplinary conference (in Polish) entitled “Świętych w sztuce obcowanie” [Communion of Saints in Art] on Friday, March 4th, 2022. I will have a pleasure of presenting a paper on depictions of St Euphraxia in Cracow poliptych of St John the Almsgiver…

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