Waiting for the Sun

:: in December 21, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

December 25th is the day when the Christians celebrate Nativity of Jesus – however there are no sources that would prove Christ indeed was born on that particular day. The decision about establishing Christmas on December 25th was carefully considered by the Early-Christian Church, and it was accepted as late…

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Ancient pleasures

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

[This post is unsuitable for people under 18.] We have so called Dog Days now – it’s hot, it’s lazy time, it’s holiday time! The nights are to warm to sleep, we’d rather do something else instead, often naughty. And that did not change since the Antiquity. Pompeii was an…

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a choleric gambler

:: in April 9, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Today I would like to show you another painting from York. Back in the past the “reproductions” of the paintings were created in the forms of the prints, which were usually inscribed with the names of both the engraver as well as the painter who completed the original picture. That…

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Touching Middle Ages

:: in January 30, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Middle Ages is often considered a pious epoch, although it was in fact often quite “carnal”. Today I would like to focus on particular depictions that theoretically should not be ambiguous: I am thinking here about the images of Virgin with Child. Surprisingly it is possible to find some examples…

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Heavy drinking

:: in January 10, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

As we are now enjoying the carnival time, it seems a good idea to have a look at the painting that shows people having fun. It is a party with a lot of food and alcohol; the title is “The Bean King”, and it was created by a Flemish painter…

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