Be careful with your tools

:: in March 28, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

I like old images of less known saints: sometimes it is a real challenge (and lots of fun) to decipher depictions of now forgotten legends. Some saints used to be popular in past centuries (especially regionally) but they are no longer recognisable to nowadays viewers. That is often the case…

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Medieval… jewelry?

:: in March 8, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

My previous post (available HERE, unsuitable for underage readers) was about an erotic book dating back to the 17th century. Its frontispiece has been decorated with a print depicting vendor of phalluses. Naturally, as I like to say, everything already happened in the Middle Ages! Also this Early-Modern print has…

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Indecent old print

:: in February 8, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

[This post is unsuitable for underage readers] During calligraphy workshops called ABC of a Scribe (run in Atelier Landowska & Bodziony in Cracow) I have lectures on medieval paleography (about scripts) and codicology (about books). The last lecture of this series gets to the issue of incunabula and Early Modern…

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Spiritual issues

:: in December 30, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Once in a while I like to write about something medieval that supposed to had been serious, but somehow came out a bit ridiculous. That kind of post was the one about strange food in the depictions of the Last Supper (available HERE) or the one about misrepresented image of…

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