Southern side altar

Catalogue note author
Maria Działo


The high altar in the church in Łapsze Wyżne was built shortly after the construction of the temple in Rococo style, around 1777. It represents a single-storey, single-axis reredos with gates, decorated with a rococo ornament, typical of the time of creation. Together with the high altar, a second side altar and a pulpit, it forms an integral church decor, made by the workshop of artists from Kežmarok – Johann and Franciszek Feeg. One of funders of the altar is i.a. Jan Joanelli of Tolvano. The altar and its sculptures are examples of so-called Rococo of Spiš – a style that gradually developed from the 1740s and was characterised by exceptional decorativeness of means of expression.

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Maria Działo, "Southern side altar", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2024, source:

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