Thoughtful angels and sad Madonna

:: in June 29, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

The two angels looking up is one of the most popular motifs of an old masters’ art, present in nowadays’ pop-culture. Everyone has seen those angels – and some people even know the rest of the painting. It is a Sistine Madonna, painted by Raphael. Have you ever had a…

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Flying Baby Jesus

:: in June 1, 2014 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

Today is the Children’s Day, so let’s have a look on a very interesting motif including a child, and more precisely: flying Baby Jesus. When we look at the depictions of the Annunciation, we usually focus on main characters: Mary and the Angel. But if we are dealing with a…

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A boobie that nursed the Europe.

:: in January 26, 2014 :: in Blog :: 5 comments

Whoever watched “Allo! Allo!”, is familiar with the idea of “Madonna with the Big Boobies”. And whoever visited the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, had a chance to see the real version from 15th century. Depicting Virgin Mary showing her breast is not that shocking – as long…

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Too dead?

:: in January 13, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is one of the most famous European painters. His masterpieces are now admired for their exceptional contrasts of light and dark, and they worth a lot on modern art market. It is hard to believe that in the 17th century they could have been rejected by…

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