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Icons: The most beautiful icons in the Polish collections




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Poland’s finest icons are to be found in the extensive collections of the two museums in Sank, Museum Historyczne and Museum Budownictwa Ludowego, amounting to a total of over 1000 exhibits. These splendid works of art reflect the many centuries of Byzantine – rite spirituality. The brilliance and the glory of icons, unmistakably coming across in this album’s reproductions too, offer you the opportunity to contemplate the eternal, mystical beauty of this art, whose fixed pictorial canon as determined by the requirements of theology was certainly no restraint to the artistic profusion latent in the icons, and indeed helped them to develop a permanent style of art, still as clearly recognisable today as in days of old.