Masculinity of the 16th century

:: in October 28, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Federico II Gonzaga, the ruler of Mantua, decided one day that he wants to have a nice summer residence, and he commissioned Palazzo del Te, completed in 1525-1534 by an architect and painter Giulio Romano, pupil of Raphael. I have once mentioned Giulio Romano before, in a post on erotic…

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Do not mess with a Hungarian girl

:: in March 1, 2018 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

Today I would like to tell you about an interesting motif of Hungarian art, however it is about a Saint who also had strong connections with Poland. That saint is St Ladislaus, who is actually almost absent in Polish art, in spite of being a patron saint of several Polish kings. Moreover,…

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Sir Lancelot of Silesia

:: in November 26, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Today I would like to tell you about a unique monument in Poland that is still not very well-known, although many have heard of it. It is the Ducal Tower in Siedlęcin near Jelenia Góra (Lower Silesia), dating back to the first half of the 14th century and decorated with the…

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The sacrum of Moravia

:: in June 17, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

There is a beautiful town in Moravia, called Znojmo, and it is full of various monuments: there are gothic and baroque churches, a castle and many old houses. Znojmo gained its city rights in 1226, so it celebrates the 790th anniversary this year; the oldest monument in Znojmo is the…

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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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