Three Living

Recently I have been reviewing reproductions of small medieval manuscripts in connection with a project to which I was invited. These two cards have particularly caught my eye for longer because of several reasons. First of all, the theme of the scene seems to be very up-to-date in its gruesome way. Here we are witnessing…

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Time

Being in a voluntary quarantine, I feel a little like Ophelia from a painting by John Everett Millais. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about her death. It’s about the condition in which she was shown. I also feel like I’m inertly floating in water of time. I observe what passes me by, especially what…

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Be like Genevieve

I have one particular painting I like to come back to when I need to take my mind off the daily chase. Its theme is generally not important in my exercise in looking, but I will tell you that it is a representation of Saint Genevieve, painted by Hugo van der Goes. When I look…

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Kauffman. Artist, Superwoman, Influencer

In the coming weeks it will be difficult to visit any exhibition due to special precautions taken by subsequent countries as part of protection against the coronavirus pandemic. Many of us remain at home voluntarily to stop the spread of the epidemic. This entry is especially for you. Just before the pandemic broke out, I…

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Van Eyck. Visual revolutionist.

The exhibition “Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution” in Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent clearly shows how talented artist was Jan van Eyck. His work combines technical skills and theoretical knowledge, making it an unparalleled model for imitating nature through art. One of his most recognized works is undoubtedly the Ghent Altarpiece (The Adoration of…

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