A stolen painting returned to York Art Gallery!

:: in July 9, 2023 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A few years ago I wrote on my blog about two late-Gothic panels from the workshop of Hans Pleydenwurff, that I researched during my stay at York Art Gallery. Those are the posts: http://en.posztukiwania.pl/2020/04/14/late-gothic-panels-in-york-art-gallery-part-1/ http://en.posztukiwania.pl/2020/05/02/late-gothic-panels-in-york-art-gallery-part-2/ Unfortunately, as I wrote, one of the panels was stolen in 1979. It was on…

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A little Egyptian boy

:: in May 30, 2023 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

The following post is dedicated mostly to ancient depictions interpreted as images of children; nonetheless, most of the illustrating material is suitable rather for adult Readers. As it happens, ancient Egyptians venerated some child deities – or rather particular gods when they were children. Christian cult of Infant Jesus is…

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UNDERWEAR MYSTERY IN “THE DECAMERON”

:: in March 31, 2023 :: in Blog :: 1 comment

Many years ago, when I had an honour – still being a student – to present my paper on certain medieval manuscript on a Very Serious Meeting of the art historians, the Very Serious Audience got themselves into a discussion: was it acceptable for a young aspiring scholar (i.e. me)…

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Mysterious cult of a Saint Hound

:: in February 26, 2023 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A few years ago, when I wrote about looted middle part of Lusina altarpiece (National Museum in Cracow, war loss – post available HERE) I mentioned several – often contradictory – interpretations for a dog in medieval art. On one hand it could have symbolised faithfulness, but on the other…

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Merry children’s games from past centuries

:: in January 8, 2023 :: in Blog :: 4 comments

My previous post was dedicated to female artists in the Middle Ages; of course artistic activities of women are better documented when it comes to the Early Modern Times. One of the known female artists was an engraver Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (1636-1697). She was a daughter of a goldsmith named Étienne…

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