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Title: Word and Image. Polish Medieval and Renaissance Religious Writings in the European Context
Authors: Kaczor-Scheitler, Katarzyna Agnieszka
Keywords: Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts; Stanisław Samostrzelnik; word and image in books from the Middle Ages and Renaissance; illumination and book graphics; woodcuts; miniatures; Postylla by Mikołaj Rej; Biblia Leopolity; Jakub Wujek’s Postylla katolicka; Rozmyślania dominikańskie
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Wydawnictwo KUL
Citation: "Verbum Vitae", 2021, T. 39, nr 4, s. 1193-1215
Abstract: The article presents the Polish religious writing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as an expression of correspondence between the word and image. It also demonstrates the impact of European graphics, including Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts, upon Polish religious works of the period (such as the works by Pseudo-Bonaventura in his rendering of Baltazar Opec’s Żywot Pana Jezu Krysta and Jan Sandecki’s Historie biblijne or Rozmyślania dominikańskie. The article also emphasizes that it was Dürer who paved the way for the book illustration, thus turning woodcuts into an art form in their own right. The fifteenth century was a watershed in book culture. As new illustration techniques at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries encouraged the growth of illustrated printed books, the codex became obsolete.
DOI: 10.31743/vv.12484
Appears in Collections:Verbum Vitae, 2021, T. 39, Nr 4: Varia

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