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Ksiądz Sebastian Piskorski a sztuka i historia

Kurzej, Michał

English Title: Father Sebastian Piskorski and his attitude towards art and history

In: Kuczman, Kazimierz ; Witko, Andrzej (Hrsgg.): Sztuka po Trydencie. Kraków 2014, pp. 415-428 (Studia de Arte Moderna ; 1)

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Translation of abstract (English)

Among many aspects of Sebastian Piskorski’s (1636-1707) activity, of greatest interest for an art historian are the following: his own architectural projects, inventions of iconographic programmes, promoting artistic solutions conceived by Bernini, and his attitude towards the past. Having designed the churches in Żębocin and Grodzisko, Piskorski was considered an expert in the field of architecture, capable of conducting the construction of the new University church in Cracow. He may have been involved in the process of designing and executing several other works of art, which he didn’t fund, but was their originator and determined their artistic shape. Many of his undertakings showed a desire to revive the cult of medieval Polish saints, and one of his own architectural venture consisted in recreating a hermitage of a local anchoress. Anchoritism was also the topic of his major literary work, namely, a translation of a comprehensive set of the lives of Desert Fathers, and therefore it is very likely that his intention was to stress the connection between Polish saints and antique hermits.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 12:45
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Arts
Plastic arts, numismatics, ceramics, metalwork
Controlled Subjects: Piskorski, Sebastian Jan, Mäzenatentum, Einsiedler, Krakau / Sankt-Anna-Kirche , Krakau / Andreaskirche, Polen, Kirchenbau
Subject (classification): Architecture
Artists, Architects
Decorative Arts
Aesthetics, Art History
Countries/Regions: East Europe
Collection: ART-Dok Central and Eastern Europe