Painting in Social Media

:: in August 10, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Lately in Polish social media suddenly one of the 19th century paintings made a significant appearance: it is “Jewess with Oranges” by Aleksander Gierymski and I decided to write about it here. It is going to be about relation between painting and photography in the 19th century – I have…

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Fake news from 90 years ago?

:: in July 25, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently, while I have been preparing my radio programme on “Battle of Grunwald” by Jan Matejko (1878, the National Museum in Warsaw) I have came across an interesting information on the painting’s history. That information was given by rather a respectable source, that is a blog of conservators of the…

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The lost Holy Family

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

The National Museum in Cracow preserves two pairs of altar-wings, which are the remains of the retable from Lusina. This retable was a pentaptych (altarpiece with two pairs of wings), created in Cracow at the beginning of the 16th century. Some of its panels were painted, but the main opening…

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“Hidden Mothers” in the old photographs

:: in November 9, 2017 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

Lately I had a pleasure to write a short text on “Victorian Post-Mortem Photography” (in Tygodnik Powszechny, in Polish), mainly focusing on confronting some popular (but erroneous) myths on this subject. No-one would really take a creepy picture of a corpse posed on a stand (those stands would not be…

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