Medieval low-budget solutions

:: in April 7, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Cracow Cathedral on Wawel hill is one of the most important churches in Poland; it is a great gothic building, created (in present form) in the 14th century. Unfortunately, even in case of such a high-profile investment (also in political terms), and in spite of spreading its completion for several…

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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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Details from behind

:: in September 26, 2017 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

For a good start of the Autumn and a new academic year, I decided to write abut some very interesting aspects of mixing sacrum and profanum in the medieval art. I would like to focus on the decorations of the cathedral in Bourges: to be precise, I would like to…

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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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