Did Michelangelo forge Laocoön?

:: in May 14, 2017 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

The Laocoön Group is one of the most famous ancient sculptures, depicting mythical Laocoön and his sons being killed by the snakes. The statue was discovered in Rome in 1506 – it was unearthed in the vineyard of certain Felice De Fredis. Immediately Giuliano da Sangallo was called to the site…

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The Legend of renaissance Florence

:: in February 23, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The Old Masters often had their individual types of female beauties: perhaps muses or mistresses, who were the models for their Madonnas, Venuses or Dianas. Usually when we see particular type of female face repeated in many paintings of one artist, we tend to assume that it may be a…

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The famous Lady

:: in December 18, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Today I would like to focus on one of the most famous masterpieces of Polish collections: The Lady with an Ermine (ca. 1490). The painting, by Leonardo da Vinci, is usually interpreted as a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, who was a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, duke of Milan. This interpretation…

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Gothic dreams

:: in May 24, 2016 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Perhaps it is a point of view of a medievalist, but I always thought most people associate “Gothic” with the Middle Ages. Today however, we will focus on a phenomenon characteristic for the British culture of the late 18th and the early 19th century. That was the time of popularity…

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Caravaggio in the attic

:: in April 16, 2016 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

Imagine this: you are living in an old house and one day your roof starts to leak. You have to fix it – so you go to the attic and look for the leak. Instead, you find an old painting; and it turns out that it may be a lost…

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