The Head of the Faculty of Medieval World History of Art
The Institute of History of Art, the Department of Humanistic Studies
The Curator of the Faculty of Knowledge of Art
The Institute of Cultural Studies, the Department of Philosophy

The research program covers the issues of medieval anthropology in medieval painting especially in its later period both in Europę and Poland mainly in the 15* century. The presented corporeality is understood as the basis of iconography, especially of traditional biblical themes and portraits or historical scenes. Humań corporeality is a fixed principle of formal models in painting and sculpture, apart from that the defining of individual features, mainly physiognomies of małe, female and children's figures is attempted. The body presented in its corporeality and physiognomy constitutes a coherent whole with clothes, insignia of power and attributes of sanctity. They account for the basis of visualization which defines religious, morał, social and ethnic spheres. When addressed to a recipient they imply the aesthetics and the understanding of the body at the religious level. They refer to the status of senility, youth and the ethos of work: of an intellectual, theologian or a writer. The way of painting the body reflects the understanding of the social status of mediocrity, poverty and of the margins of society. This trend of considerations includes models of ideally beautiful, common and average figures as well as those vulgar and defined by their lives on the margins of society. Corporeality of figures defined by age, social affinity and intellectual status suggests also implications of a nation, which is emphasized by clothes and attributes.
A significant aspect of corporeal visualization is a context of a place in ąuestion: a sacred interior or the countryside. Humań naturę and the naturę of wildlife are the areas of research especially connected to the history of art. The ąuestions of medieval anatomy are taken into consideration in this research.