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Author Koutny-Jones, Aleksandra, author.

Title Visual cultures of death in Central Europe : contemplation and commemoration in early modern Poland-Lithuania / by Aleksandra Koutny-Jones.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

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 UniM Bail  704.9493069 KOUT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 257 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Series The northern world ; volume 73.
Northern world ; v. 73.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Frameworks for Visual Cultures of Death in Poland-Lithuania 16 -- Artistic Patronage in Poland-Lithuania 18 -- Commonwealth and the Counter-Reformation 23 -- Central European Printing Revolution 33 -- Plague and Warfare 40 -- Conclusion 52 -- 2 Death Personified: The Skeleton and the Printed Image 54 -- Anatomical Treatises and the Melancholy Death 56 -- Triumph of Death 65 -- Allegories of Death: The Wheel of Death 75 -- Conclusion 87 -- 3 Dance of Death in Central Europe: Indigenous Variations on a Familiar Theme 91 -- Dancing with Death in Medieval Western Europe and beyond 93 -- Performing the Dance of Death in Medieval Poland: Master Polikarpus's Dialogue with Death 99 -- Death and the Friars: The Role of the Observant Franciscans 102 -- Conclusion 117 -- 4 Triumphant Funerals: Ceremonial, Coffin Portraits and Catafalques 121 -- Processional Pomp: Heraldic Displays and the Theatre of Death 123 -- Church Decorations and the Castrum Dolorls 131 -- Coffin Portraits: Images of the Spiritual body 146 -- Commemoration in Context: The Burials of the Opalinski Magnate Family 154 -- Conclusion 164 -- 5 Architectures and Landscapes of Death: Funerary Chapels and Jerusalem Sites 167 -- Introduction of the Domed Chapel to Poland and Lithuania: Genesis and Symbolism 169 -- Central European Landscapes of Death: Jerusalem Sites 175 -- Decorating the Seventeenth-century Funerary Chapel: Sculpting the Passion and Personalising the Dance of Death 185 -- Conclusion 203.
Subject Death in art.
Art and society -- Poland.
Art and society -- Lithuania (Grand Duchy)
Death -- Social aspects -- Poland.
Death -- Social aspects -- Lithuania (Grand Duchy)
Art and society.
Death Social aspects.
Death in art.
Standard Number 9789004305076
ISBN 9789004305076
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