Our lady of the Plague

:: in February 24, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Almost obligatory decoration for market squares in the former Habsburg monarchy is so called Plague Column, in most cases late-baroque. They were erected after plagues, and we may find a many examples of such monuments in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, or Silesia (in Poland) and most of them date…

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Taming of the devil

:: in December 29, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of the most beautiful places in Moravia (or perhaps in the Czech Republic all together) is Telč; a city with the Old Town listed at the UNESCO World Heritage List. One may find there amazing renaissance houses, old churches and a beautiful castle, and I definitively recommend you visiting…

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Unique gothic drawing from Cracow

:: in November 30, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In the Archives of the Cracow Cathedral Chapter there is a manuscript Liber Privilegiorum no 2, containing an ink votive drawing: the oldest survived work of art of that kind in Poland. The drawing depicts a donor, which is Cracow Bishop and the firs Polish cardinal, Zbigniew Oleśnicki (1389-1455), worshiping…

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