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  • Top 10 Weird Christian Relics

    By October 30, 2020

    Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes… Saintly toes? The variety of saintly relics really offers it all. I hope all of this is not too morbid for you. We do have a lot of articles about nice things, like...

  • In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall Paintings

    By September 8, 2020

    The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle of Hastings. In the thirteenth century, Henry III built there one of the...

  • Painting of the Week: Saint Anne

    By August 16, 2020

    To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the area. The Kingdom of Nobadia was one of them. It existed...

  • Danse Macabre: Dancing with Skeletons

    By July 7, 2020

    Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) – a weird dance between people and skeletons. You might think that it is a scene from a horror movie. But surprisingly, it is a medieval allegorical concept for the all-conquering and equalizing...

  • The Pantocrator Christ Depictions

    By June 2, 2020

    When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might, power). The Pantocrator Christ is one of the most recognized depictions of Jesus, and...

  • Five Translation Mistakes that Changed Art History

    By May 14, 2020

    Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano’s Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene represent Jesus with an ox and a donkey? Well, these amongst others are all mistakes...

  • Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, 1632 Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, 1632

    A Tribute to Medical Services: Doctors in Paintings

    By April 18, 2020

    In the last weeks, we have heard a lot about doctors and healthcare workers, thinking of them as present-day heroes facing up to death. But what do they usually do in everyday life? This journey will go through...

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