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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Fight for the pants

:: in February 14, 2016 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

On the occasion of the Valentine’s Day I would like to focus on the relationships – this time it will be all about the prints. There are some popular subject matters in the European art that kept coming back through the centuries. One of them is so called “Fight for…

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People and animals

:: in September 4, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Lately I have had a pleasure to work on the old prints of the collection of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, which are being digitalised and appear in the on-line service PAUart (www.pauart.pl). The collection contains, among others, numerous prints and copies after the prints by Albrecht Dürer. Today…

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a choleric gambler

:: in April 9, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Today I would like to show you another painting from York. Back in the past the “reproductions” of the paintings were created in the forms of the prints, which were usually inscribed with the names of both the engraver as well as the painter who completed the original picture. That…

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