Sadness

I was a little hesitant before I decided to write this post. For some time now, the painting by Aleksander Gierymski’s The Peasant Coffin has been going through my head, but I was afraid of its title. Certainly there is too much of death in it as for a time marked by a virus and…

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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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