Medieval orgasm

:: in June 17, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In contrary to the common belief, medieval art is actually full of erotic depictions, but if we need an actual image of the couple having sex, we should look for it in one of the Roman de la Rose manuscripts. It was a medieval best-seller, and so it seems strange…

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on the tip of God’s tongue

:: in June 2, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In case of some artworks something just went wrong, in spite of the artist’s good intentions. There are some artworks that may just be summed up with one sentence: “what have been seen cannot be un-seen”. I believe that this is exactly the case: a sculpture from the Holy Spirit…

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Other Mona Lisas

:: in May 10, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There’s no doubt that Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the World, and it is commonly considered as priceless masterpiece that everyone recognises. A lot has been written about this painting, including popular or even sensational articles. I always wondered why one of the Leonardo’s paintings…

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Hot ass of a Princess

:: in April 15, 2018 :: in Blog :: 3 comments

Medieval art was full of various obscene motifs, especially in the margins of illuminated manuscripts and in the decorations of gothic cathedrals (for further reading I invite you to check out my previous posts on medieval Phallic Tree, or on some sculptures of the cathedral in Bourges). Many of those…

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Syriac treasure

:: in March 31, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Every art historian working on illuminated manuscripts can list a few books that are important marks on the timeline of medieval manuscripts’ history. One of such examples, at least until recently, has been so called Rabbula Gospels (Florence, Bibliotheca Laurenziana). Apparently even the most famous work of art may turn…

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