High altar

All Saints parish in Zakliczyn
Catalogue note author
Maria Działo


The high altar was created shortly after the church was built, i.e. around 1775 in the Rococo style. In the main area there is a painting of All Saints from the beginning of the 18th century (transferred from the previous temple); on the sliding panel there is the painting "Crucifixion" from the second half of the 18th century, from the foundation of father Wojciech Brandysiewicz. In turn, in the finial there is a canvas of an unknown artist, depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1775. In addition, the altar is decorated with statues of four Polish saints: Saint Adalbert, Saint Stanislaus, Saint Casimir and Saint John Canthius, as well as two sculptures of angels in the finial party. It represents a two-storey, uniaxial reredos with gates, decorated with a Rococo ornament adequate to the time of creation. Together with two side altars, it creates an integral interior of the church, probably made by the workshop of the artist from Kežmarok, Johann Feeg. The altar and its sculptures are examples of the so-called Spisz Rococo, a style that gradually developed from the 1840s and was characterised by exceptional decorativeness.

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Maria Działo, "High altar", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/high-altar-71

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