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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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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sin of David

:: in November 11, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82, just a few weeks after releasing his wonderful album “You Want It Darker”. All around the world people keep quoting one of his most popular songs, that is: “Hallelujah”. It is in fact a very interesting text as a reference to art,…

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Illustrated Bible (not) for children

:: in August 2, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There was a very interesting article published recently (by dr. Deborah Ellen Thorpe) about the children’s drawings found on the margins of a 14th century manuscript. That raised a question of the relations between children and medieval manuscripts. It seems that the books in the Middle Ages were too expensive…

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Big Fish in a pulpit

:: in May 6, 2016 :: in Blog :: 3 comments

Most often I write about paintings or prints, but this time it’s going to be a pulpit: quite an amazing one, from the church in Duszniki. Duszniki-Zdrój (German Bad Reinerz, Czech Dušníky) is a town in a historical Kłodzko County, nowadays in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The pulpit comes from the church…

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