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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the curse of Mélusine

:: in March 8, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Medieval books of prayers usually started with the liturgical calendar, and in case of the illuminated manuscripts they were often decorated with the images of “labours of the month” and the zodiac. One of the most famous examples is the calendar of The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (the…

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The Legend of renaissance Florence

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

The Old Masters often had their individual types of female beauties: perhaps muses or mistresses, who were the models for their Madonnas, Venuses or Dianas. Usually when we see particular type of female face repeated in many paintings of one artist, we tend to assume that it may be a…

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the art of love

:: in January 30, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

[This post is unsuitable for people under 18.]   Analysing sexual positions and publishing sex manuals is something we often associate with the Sexual Revolution of the second half of the 20th century. But today I will not write about contemporary publications on the subject but rather go back to…

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Wise Men who followed a star

:: in January 6, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Adoration of the Magi, also called “the Three Kings”, is one of the most popular subjects in the Christian art, but it is actually not very well documented in the Bible. It is based only on one fragment of the Gospel of Matthew (2:1-12): In the time of King Herod, after…

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