Hairy Mary – one more time.

:: in November 10, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A long time ago (over four years ago!) I wrote a post on the depictions of hirsute Mary Magdalene (available HERE). In the late middle ages artists often depicted Magdalene in the wildness, being lifted up by the angels, while her whole body is covered with hair. Back then I…

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“Unoriginal” Leonardo? – part two.

:: in October 16, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

“The Last da Vinci” – that is how Christie’s advertised the painting of Christ Salvator Mundi, sold on November 2017 and eventually placed in the collection of Abu Dhabi Louvre. Indeed, there are not many art-pieces that can be ascribed to Leonardo himself, but there is always a chance that…

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on the tip of God’s tongue

:: in June 2, 2018 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In case of some artworks something just went wrong, in spite of the artist’s good intentions. There are some artworks that may just be summed up with one sentence: “what have been seen cannot be un-seen”. I believe that this is exactly the case: a sculpture from the Holy Spirit…

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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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