Silesia Rediviva: The Baroque period in Silesia -- Collection of Art and Handicrafts from the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland
December 18, 2018 - March 24, 2019 Time: 9:00—17:00 (closed on Mondays) Venue: Room A, B1
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Preface


Silesia is a historical region of Central Europe located mostly in what is now the southwestern part of Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany. Throughout history, a number of regimes became active war players in acquiring stakes and interests. Confrontational relations among regions often drove wars, which made the geopolitics of the area even more complicated. Silesia endured being a critical battlefield for forces fighting against each other over its rich natural resources. Constant turmoil resulted in Silesia's borders and national affiliation having changed over time. From the 9th century up to the 18th century, Silesia had been under the control of Great Moravia, the Duchy of Bohemia, the Kingdom of Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia and so on. Nevertheless, the changes of regimes benefited Silesia to celebrate multi-national exchanges and integration on cultures, arts and, ethnic influences from various channels, sources and, backgrounds.


The characteristics of the Baroque period in Silesia empowered a renascent Silesian society in all aspects of life. The end of the Thirty Years War that was the most brutal and violent conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants in the 17th century, finally brought about not only the religious movement which led to artistic boom, but also initiated social stability and economic recovery. This exhibition is presenting the historical artifacts from the Baroque Silesia in the hope of that they could help you to appreciate both the common life of the people and the creativity of artists.


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