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2008 | 3 | 43-64
Article title

CYKL WIDOKÓW BUDOWLI STARORUSKICH GIACOMA QUARENGHIEGO A PROBLEM STOSUNKU ROMANOWÓW DO DZIEDZICTWA RUSI PRZEDPIOTROWEJ

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GIACOMO QUARENGHI’S V IEWS OF RUTHENIAN MONUMENTS IN THE LIGHT OF THE PROBLEM OF THE ROMANOVS’ RELATION TO THE HERITAGE OF RUSSIA BEFORE THE REIGN OF PETER THE GREAT
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Abstracts
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The subject of this article is the series of watercolour drawings made by Giacomo Quarenghi, an Italian architect working in Russia at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The series consists of eight views showing the monuments in Moscow and its environs, built at the end of the fifteenth century and the next two centuries. The drawings were probably made in direct connection with the coronation of Paul I, who was crowned as tsar of Russia in 1797. At present, five drawings of this series are in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, while the remaining three are housed in the Aleksey Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow. Quarenghi's drawings of the monuments built before the reign of Peter the Great show his knowledge of Italian art. He was inspired by Italian architectural drawing as well as Venetian veduta. His drawings indicate that he took his inspiration from the works of other artists, such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Antonio Canaletto and Bernardo Bellotto. It is also possible that Quarenghi knew watercolours made by the Polish painter Zygmunt Vogel, the court artist of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The article also makes an attempt to answer the question: why Quarenghi, a follower of classicism in architecture, decided to paint the picturesque buildings of the Ruthenian Middle Ages. It was undoubtedly connected with tsar's liking. Paul I idealized the old Russia and tried to refer to its autocracy before the reign of Peter the Great. At the end of the eighteenth century Russia witnessed changes in historical awareness and reception of art created in past centuries. Quarenghi's drawings are one of the earliest evidences of this process.
Year
Issue
3
Pages
43-64
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ARTICLE
Dates
published
2008
Contributors
  • mgr, ukończył studia z turystyki i rekreacji w Akademii Wychowania Fizycznego w Krakowie (2005) oraz historię sztuki na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim (2008). Obecnie przygotowuje rozprawę doktorską w Instytucie Historii Sztuki UJ pod opieką dr. hab. Piotra Krasnego. W swoich badaniach zajmuje się przede wszystkim sztuką nowożytną Małopolski oraz polską historiografią artystyczną XIX w. Interesuje się ponadto architekturą rosyjską XVIII stulecia, a także krajoznawstwem i związkami dziedzictwa kulturowego z turystyką. Zawodowo związany jest z Katedrą Turystyki Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie., ziarkowd@uek.krakow.pl
  • Dominik Ziarkowski, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie, Katedra Turystyki, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA079911
ISSN
0029-8247
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.f0b06191-c73d-3985-8631-e552ad3c1fdd
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