Transsexualism?

:: in August 10, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of the most surprising ancient sculptures in the collection of Louvre in Paris is probably Sleeping Hermaphroditus – it is a Roman marble statue, and a copy after lost bronze Hellenistic Greek sculpture (dating back to mid-second century B.C., mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his “Natural History”). It…

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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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