This is not exactly a ‘posting’, or at least it will not be talking about any specific work or a master; it’s more like a placeholder aka a status announcement: to say that this blog is not dead, but currently lives an ‘underground life’. More specifically, I am working on translating all of its old/unfinished postings of the last 2+ years. I have already finished all the postings of 2013, and now have only 65 (sixty five! only! omg!) left.
I will re-start writing new stories only after finishing this job, and in future will try to avoid this ‘gap in translation’ between my Russian and English editions.
PS: The mirror shown above is pretty interesting. I came across it when visting the TEFAF art fair in Maastricht this year. I have argued a bit with a gallery owner – the latter claimed that the mirror is of the mid-16th century, and from Florence; I was trying to explain to her that such large and flat mirrors were not to be produced at least till the end of this century (and largely in Venice).