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Justyna Kuska


The sculpture was made in the early 1940s by the Cracovian sculptor Wojciech Maciejowski. He ran his own sculpture workshop located at Mazowiecka Street in Cracow. For some time he also had an additional workshop at the Cracovian Convention of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, for whom he performed numerous orders in the Corpus Christi Church. It is most probably thanks to the canons that Maciejowski was sent to the church in Kamień, where the Cracovian convent member was the priest. In his work, Maciejowski eagerly referred to stylish elements taken from earlier eras, especially Baroque, while using the experience of Art Deco and modernism. In the case of the crucifix, the artist undoubtedly benefited from the achievements of the Lesser Poland's gothic sculpture, which is particularly evident in the expressive way of presenting the perizoma. In addition to the work in question, Maciejowski for the church in Kamień also made statues of the Risen Christ (before 1939) and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and the carved Pietà consecrated in October 1942. In 1941-1943, the sculptor was also to supervise the creation of confessionals and choir-stalls for the temple in Kamień.

How to cite?

Justyna Kuska, "Crucifix", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2024, source:

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