Let’s not drink too much wine

:: in January 2, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Every year around New Year’s Eve in my social media certain late-medieval miniatures goes viral: they depict a young man who most likely drank too much alcohol. However popular the depiction may be, most of people sharing and forwarding this image have no idea where it comes from. It is…

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Frustration of St Joseph

:: in December 18, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Book of Hours of Catherine de Clèves (van Kleef) is the most richly decorated 15th c. Netherlandish book of prayers. It was created in Utrecht after 1434 and is in The Morgan Library & Museum (MS M.917/945). I have previously written about its miniatures decorating Monday prayers for the Purgatory…

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Spiritual issues

:: in December 30, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Once in a while I like to write about something medieval that supposed to had been serious, but somehow came out a bit ridiculous. That kind of post was the one about strange food in the depictions of the Last Supper (available HERE) or the one about misrepresented image of…

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Medieval beasts you want to avoid

:: in March 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Some time ago I have written about animals from medieval bestiaries (post available HERE) and back then I have mentioned that this topic is a subject for more than one post. That post focused on “real” animals described in medieval books, so now it is time to take a look…

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