Molested Christ

:: in November 7, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently I have been studying iconography of St Mary Magdalene, so this post starts with her. After his resurrection, Christ appeared to Magdalene and that scene is called Noli me tangere (earlier I wrote about this scene HERE). Those are words he said to her – nowadays it is translated…

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Masculinity of the 16th century

:: in October 28, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Federico II Gonzaga, the ruler of Mantua, decided one day that he wants to have a nice summer residence, and he commissioned Palazzo del Te, completed in 1525-1534 by an architect and painter Giulio Romano, pupil of Raphael. I have once mentioned Giulio Romano before, in a post on erotic…

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Temptation in short dress

:: in September 15, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In 2003 a group of wooden churches in Lesser Poland has been inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage List, and among them was also a church of St Michael Archangel in Binarowa. The church in its present form has been built at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries, and…

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Painting in Social Media

:: in August 10, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Lately in Polish social media suddenly one of the 19th century paintings made a significant appearance: it is “Jewess with Oranges” by Aleksander Gierymski and I decided to write about it here. It is going to be about relation between painting and photography in the 19th century – I have…

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Fake news from 90 years ago?

:: in July 25, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently, while I have been preparing my radio programme on “Battle of Grunwald” by Jan Matejko (1878, the National Museum in Warsaw) I have came across an interesting information on the painting’s history. That information was given by rather a respectable source, that is a blog of conservators of the…

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