Volume 17, Issue 5/6, 2007
The European Spirit of Polish Culture in the Perspective of Universalism
Olga Dmitrievna Bazhenova, Lena Sisking, Beata Elwich, Krystyna Gutowska
The Reconstruction of the Corpus Christi Interior in Nieśwież as an Example of European Cultural Space Continuity
The paper reports on the state of Polish and Belarusian scientists’ research on eighteenth century reconstruction and pictorial decorations of the Corpus Christ Church in Nieśwież. On the basis of the inquiry conducted based on Belarusian, Polish and American archives, the author forms a new hypothesis that the reconstruction and church decoration was done by a North Italian architect, Maurizio Pedetti. This hypothesis reveals the network of European artistic and ideological connections, part of which became Nieśwież through the artistic patronage of the Radziwiłł family.