The myth about connoiseurship in relation to perspective, in other words, illusionistic-architectural painting in Poland
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It is commonly considered, that baroque painting depicting architectural elements on face partitions of building in illusionistic way needed the painter to have deep knowledge of constructing perspective charts. Research conducted in Poland (in its current borders), according to the author, do not confirm this thesis. They show that our artists, most commonly used ready-made patterns from perspective tractates and pattern books, but most of all from tractate by unquestionable master of this kind of painting, the Italian Andre Pozzo (1642‒1709). The article it also presents the connection with selected paintings in Poland With baroque tractates and pattern books. Furthermore, comments on perspective rules education of baroque craftsmen and artists were included.
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