The Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland 1572-1764

The Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland 1572-1764

by Jan K. Ostrowski, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Piotr Krasny, Kazimierz Kuczman
     
 

In the golden years of the baroque era, Poland expressed creative ties to East and West in extraordinary works of fine and decorative art. This illustrated book displays more than 150 pieces that celebrate the cross-cultural richness of Poland's creative output during this period. From the dramatic uniform of the winged hussar complete with feathered wings and leopard… See more details below

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In the golden years of the baroque era, Poland expressed creative ties to East and West in extraordinary works of fine and decorative art. This illustrated book displays more than 150 pieces that celebrate the cross-cultural richness of Poland's creative output during this period. From the dramatic uniform of the winged hussar complete with feathered wings and leopard skin to traditional portraits of royalty to a Turkish-style beverage service, these splendid objects represent Poland's diversity and breadth at a time when it was the largest land empire in Europe, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. This book is the catalogue for a major exhibition at The Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore. The Art Institute of Chicago, Huntsville Museum of Art. The San Diego Museum of Art. The Philbrook Museum of Art, and the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300079180
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
10.11(w) x 12.84(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Honorary Committee6
Message from the President of the Republic of Poland7
Acknowledgments8
Lenders to the Exhibition10
Participating Museums11
Preface12
Introduction13
Definition and Self-Definition in Polish Culture and Art15
History of Poland in the 16th-18th Centuries27
Map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth c. 1600-165033
Polish Baroque Art in Its Social and Religious Context39
Mechanisms of Contact between Polish and European Baroque55
The Impact of the Orient on the Culture of Old Poland69
Architecture in Poland 1572-176481
Note to the Reader98
Catalogue99
The Monarchy101
The Magnate Class149
The Military195
Religion233
Decorative Arts306
Biographies of Artists360
Significant Political Events in Poland, c. 1550-1770367
Glossary369
Bibliography371
Index of Exhibited Works378

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