ZUM CHRONOLOGISCH-FORMALEN VERHÄLTNIS DER PORTALE DER KATHARINENKIRCHE IN KRAKAU-KASIMIR UND DER ELISABETHKIRCHE IN KASCHAU. EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER MITTELEUROPÄISCHEN ARCHITEKTUR UM 1400
On the stylistic sources and dating of the portals in the Augustinian church of Saint Catherine in Cracow- Kazimierz and their relationship with portals in the parish church of Saint Elisabeth at Košice
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Close formal affinities between the decorative portals in the south aisle and porch of Saint Catherine’s church of the Hermits of Saint Augustine in Cracow-Kazimierz and the three nave portals of the parish church (now cathedral) in the city of Košice (now in Slovakia, in the medieval period – in Upper Hungary) were discovered by August Essenwein as early as over 150 years ago. Undoubtedly, the above works are the most original and simply the most important portals from the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century in this part of East Central Europe. The enormous extent of their artistic influence is best attested by the fact that they started two independent regional groups of portals: with stepped heads in Lesser Poland and with fanciful ornamented crowns in Hungary (especially in Transylvania). Since Essenwein’s times, the problem of the relationship between the portals in Cracow and Košice has intrigued many generations of, especially Polish, Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and British, art historians. The present paper is an attempt to provide a definitive answer to the questions about the relative and absolute chronology of the portals under discussion and their artistic relationship.
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