Caravaggio in the attic

:: in April 16, 2016 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

Imagine this: you are living in an old house and one day your roof starts to leak. You have to fix it – so you go to the attic and look for the leak. Instead, you find an old painting; and it turns out that it may be a lost…

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Wine and Incest

:: in October 6, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Last year at the time of grape harvest I wrote a post about Noah and his drunkenness (available HERE). This time I would like to focus on another Biblical story, involving not only wine, but also incest! The artists loved to depict this topic: what I mean is the story…

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People and animals

:: in September 4, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Lately I have had a pleasure to work on the old prints of the collection of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, which are being digitalised and appear in the on-line service PAUart (www.pauart.pl). The collection contains, among others, numerous prints and copies after the prints by Albrecht Dürer. Today…

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Think outside the box

:: in May 15, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

On Christmas 800 AD the Pope Leon III crowned Charlemagne, who then became the first Roman Emperor in Western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD. After the difficult Migration Period, Western Europe achieved what we call the Carolingian Renaissance, as Charlemagne often referred to the…

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Strong and confident woman

:: in December 30, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The Christmas has just passed, but instead of talking about Gospel let’s get back to the Old Testament. After all, Christmas Eve is the day dedicated to Adam and Eve. The first people are usually depicted in the act of the first sin: when they taste a forbidden fruit from…

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