„Nie tylko art déco” Sztuka witrażowa w okresie międzywojennym Konferencja międzynarodowa, Rzeszów, 6-8 października 2011 r.
“More than art déco” The art of stained glass in the interwar period International conference, Rzeszów, 6-8 october 2011
„Nie tylko art déco”
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On 6-8 October 2011, the 7th international conference on the art of stained glass was held in Rzeszów, organised once again by the “Ars Vitrea Polona” Association of Stained Glass Enthusiasts, this time in cooperation with the Centre for Contemporary Sacred Art Documentation at the Faculty of Art of the University of Rzeszów. The main theme was the art of stained glass of the interwar period. A very interesting, varied picture of Polish stained glass craft of the time emerged from nearly 30 papers presented on the topic. It confirmed the rightness of the thesis put forward in the conference’s title that back then, the Art Déco style was just one of the numerous variants of the Polish stained glass art, situated somewhere halfway between the most conservative and the most avant-garde tendencies and widely accepted by the audience of the time. The meeting in Rzeszów gathered a representative group of Polish stained glass scholars and experts (mainly from Kraków, Katowice and Wrocław), speakers from Lviv and Chicago and a few participants who have only just started their research in the field. During the conference, several theoretical and synthesis papers were presented, as well as – in most cases – papers contributing to further research, discussing selected examples of stained glass art, designers and workshops. The prevailing subjects centred around the Upper and Lower Silesia regions and south-eastern Poland, and works from the areas of Greater Poland and Pomerania were mentioned on occasion. The proceedings, held in the building of the University of Rzeszów Library, were accompanied by an exhibition in the local Art Exhibitions Bureau, entitled In statu nascendi visum and dedicated to Kraków’s stained glass artists of the second half of the 20th century, as well as a tour of places connected with the sacred stained glass art of Rzeszów and Łańcut, organised on the third day of the conference. The conference also provided an opportunity to promote new publications by its co-organisers: a book published by the Association, Witraże secesyjne. Tendencje i motywy (Art Nouveau Stained Glass. Tendencies and Motifs) (the outcome of the previous session on stained glass, held in 2009 in Łódź), and the 3rd issue of the Sacrum et Decorum academic journal of the 19th– and 20th–century sacred art, prepared by the Centre.
- dr, absolwent Instytutu Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, starszy specjalista w Oddziale Terenowym Narodowego Instytutu Dziedzictwa w Krakowie, asystent na Wydziale Historii Kościoła Papieskiej Akademii Teologicznej w Krakowie. W swych badaniach koncentruje się na historii urbanistyki, architektury i sztuki witrażowej XIX i początku XX w.
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