Talking on Middle Ages in Radio Krakow

:: in May 25, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

On Friday 19th May I had an honour to be the guest in the night radio programme in Radio Cracow – I talked to Marcin Makowski about interesting aspects of art and culture of the Middle Ages. The conversation (in Polish) is now available on line: http://www.radiokrakow.pl/audycje/przed-polnoca-rozmowy-marcina-makowskiego/sekrety-sztuki-sredniowiecza/

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Did Michelangelo forge Laocoön?

:: in May 14, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The Laocoön Group is one of the most famous ancient sculptures, depicting mythical Laocoön and his sons being killed by the snakes. The statue was discovered in Rome in 1506 – it was unearthed in the vineyard of certain Felice De Fredis. Immediately Giuliano da Sangallo was called to the site…

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La Grande Bouffe of the Last Supper

:: in April 18, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Sometimes a curiosity in art is not about artists depicting something weird; sometimes it is something normal, but depicted in a weird way. Today I would like to show you some examples of the Last Supper which were simply not very well painted. There are such cases in medieval art;…

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How to catch a unicorn

:: in April 9, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Some time ago I wrote o post on several animals described in medieval bestiaries (available HERE), and now I would like to get back to that subject. Today I will focus on one particular beast: a unicorn. A unicorn was a mythical creature quite often depicted in medieval art. It…

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Spring lectures for Seniors

:: in April 7, 2017 :: in News :: 0 comments

In April and May 2017 I am having three lectures for Seniors at various Third Age Universities. The plan is following: On Monday April 10th: a lecture on the Zodiac in the Middle Ages at the Third Age Univeristy in Kłaj. On Thursday May 11th: a lecture on art forgeries at the Third Age…

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