Question of appearance

:: in June 17, 2015 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Sunny Italy is a country that we associate with beauty – not only because of its landscapes, but mostly because of its art. Beautiful people have been painted here for centuries usually in the paintings and sculptures founded by rich donors, of whom we also tend to think as of…

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Memento mori

:: in August 7, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of the most famous paintings kept in the National Gallery in London, is the double portrait called “The Ambassadors” painted by Hans Holbein the Younger. It shows two noble men standing, with many objects lying on the table between them. Those objects are connected to all that we associate with the…

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Hidden king

:: in June 9, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Among the chapels in Cracow’s cathedral there is a gothic one: a Chapel of Holy Cross. Inside you will find (aside from a famous tomb of Polish king Kazimierz Jagiellończyk, sculpted by Veit Stoss) two gothic triptychs. One of them, a Triptych of Our Lady of Sorrows, contains a depiction…

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