Authors' in free time

What do our authors do in their spare time?

Our historical linguists are very busy taking some well-deserved rest after a long academic year and right before the next one starts, much as it already looms around the corner...

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Speaks the Masterpiece: who are our painters?

What can you expect in Speaks the Masterpiece, the new book by Beata Jerzakowska? Audio descriptions of a whole array of paintings from the world canon. Here is...

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (1555–1560?), source: public domain source: public domain (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium)

Audio description of Pieter Bruegel’s “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”

Read on about a complex and picturesque painting which uses aerial perspective to cram into a single work tons of narratives - to include a plowman with a purse and dagger, wearing clothes that clearly would never be worn by a field worker; an inattentive shepherd with ...

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Caravaggio, "Narcissus at the Source" (1597‒1599) rotated 180 degrees, source: public domain, , National Gallery of Ancient Art, Rome, Italy

Audio description of Caravaggio’s “Narcissus at the Source” (rotated)

Read on about a masterful use of light and the viewer's basic human nature to draw them into the painting, and maybe even the subject's state of mind.  As a person with ...

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