Volume 17, Issue 5/6, 2007
The European Spirit of Polish Culture in the Perspective of Universalism
Polish Art—Between Universal and Native
The paper presents Polish culture from the X century to the present time inspected from a special perspective, namely that determined by the opposition universal-native. It is shown that in Poland the native, at times slightly modest artistic styles and forms as well as the more cosmopolitan and universal European trends always served the best-possible expression of the essence of the Polish people and their national traditions, unbrokenly preserved over ages.