Papers of the National Museum in Krakow. Volume VII
The seventh volume of the new series of "Papers of the National Museum in Krakow" includes a variety of materials from the broadly-understood field of research into art. It mostly refers to the impressive holdings of the Museum, which in 2014 celebrated the 135th anniversary of its establishment.
Two of the remaining texts are devoted to exhibits from the Princes Czartoryski Collection, which from 1950 to 1991 remained under the administration of the National Museum as one of its branches.
The volume also contains three texts on the art of Symbolism – regarding Wacław Szymanowski's Procession to Wawel, as well as painters: Włodzimierz Błocki (nearly completely forgotten after his untimely death) and Marian Wawrzeniecki (whose art was a protest against the totalitarian “thought control”, staged in the name of independence and freedom of art). Two of the articles are devoted to research into fashion, and one – in the context of conservation – is dedicated to Olga Boznańska's technique of painting on cardboard, with reference to her exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow. A text in Im Memoriam column was devoted to Erazm Barącz, a prominent collector and Museum's benefactor, while the review section features an analysis of the exhibition titled "Virtus et Splendor. Art in the Lives of Italians from the 14th to 17th Century" (the National Museum in Gdansk, 2014).
Length: 344 pages
Text: Polish, English
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