Exhibition Catalogues

W warsztacie niderlandzkiego mistrza / In the Workshop of a Netherlandish Master

W warsztacie niderlandzkiego mistrza. Holenderskie i flamandzkie rysunki z kolekcji Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie / In the Workshop of a Netherlandish Master. Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw


written by Piotr Borusowski, Aleksandra Janiszewska, academic editor: Antoni Ziemba, graphic design: Jerzy Gruchot, Wojciech Koss / Full Metal Jacket, il., 304 pages with illustrations, The National Museum in Warsaw (Warsaw, 2017), ISBN 978-83-7100-410-0.




Drawings created by Netherlandish masters served various purposes. The majority of such works represented the most intimate type of artistic expression, since they were made for the master himself and for his narrow circle of assistants and pupils. Everything could be sketched, forming a set of models for future use: people, animals and landscapes, both from life and imagination, as well as religious, mythological or genre scenes. Drawings often served as designs for works of art: stained glass, tapestries, paintings, prints, and even goldsmithery. Each of the sketches presented in the catalogue contains indications that reveal its original purpose.

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