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Title :

Castles, cabarets and cartoons : claims on Polishness in Kraków around 1905

Author :
CROWLEY, David ;
Conference :
The city in Central Europe : culture and society from 1800 to the present ; Aldershot; Brookfield, VT; Ashgate ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Through the loss of Polish national statehood, cultural practice in Kraków in particular took on a particular importance as it became identified as the repository of Polish heritage and of exemplars of 'Polishness'. In 1905, in the context of the return of the historic site of Wawel Hill in the city to the Polish nation, the artists associated with the 'Green Balloon' cabaret produced a series of drawings of a single view of a group of buildings on the hill. The pastel drawings were by Karol Frycz, accompanied by rhyming captions (Kraków, Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki na Wawelu). The drawings offer a wry commentary on the claims of various political constituencies as well as differing languages of art and architectural design to speak for the nation. These satirical representations of competing 'visions' for the development of this national shrine asserted the artists' own affiliation with a modern, critical view of art that was essentially urban. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Dessin humoristique ; Frycz, Karol Józef, 1877-1963 ; Identité culturelle ; Identité nationale ; Kraków (POL) ; Kraków (POL), Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki na Wawelu ; Kraków (POL), Wawel ; Modernisme ; Nationalisme ; Patrimoine artistique ; Pologne ; Satire ; Zielony Balonik ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Cartoons (humorous drawings) ; Cultural heritage ; Cultural identity ; Frycz, Karol Józef, 1877-1963 ; Kraków (POL) ; Kraków (POL), Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki na Wawelu ; Kraków (POL), Wawel ; Modernism ; National identity ; Nationalism ; Poland ; Satire ; Zielony Balonik ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24986125 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1859284426 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;