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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Details from behind

:: in September 26, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

For a good start of the Autumn and a new academic year, I decided to write abut some very interesting aspects of mixing sacrum and profanum in the medieval art. I would like to focus on the decorations of the cathedral in Bourges: to be precise, I would like to…

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Our Lady of the Baton

:: in September 27, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The exhibition “Maria Mater Misericordiae” (in the National Museum in Cracow) is almost finished. It collected various depictions of the Virgin Mary, portraying her in many different roles: as a tender mother, as a beautiful woman, as Co-Redemptrix suffering with her crucified son… and also we may find there some…

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A way to scare away the devil

:: in March 29, 2016 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

There are various stories present in the European folklore telling how women are capable of defeating even the satan himself. A popular tale about the devil getting married and subsequently running away from his horrible wife was used in the sixteenth century by Niccolò Machiavelli in his novella “Belfagor arcidiavolo”;…

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Temptation

:: in November 9, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The long, cold and dark November evenings are sometimes difficult to bear. They often make us feel depressed and doubtful. This king of situation in the lives of the saints is often called “the temptation”; even Christ was tempted an the desert. Today we will focus on the most famous…

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