Łukasz Huculak: Miscellanea
Questions to a painting: A portrait or a still life? Is it still a portrait or already a still life? Reminiscence of life, proof of human existence, or merely an object, a bone, Vanitas, end, nothing more.
Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed from a Skull
Apparently, Byron established a new Order of the Skull at Newstead Abbey, electing himself Grand Master or Abbot of the Skull. During its ceremonies, the goblet was filled with wine and passed about, “in imitation of the Goths (…) whilst many a grim joke was cut at its expense”. (Op. cit., p.71)