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The painter Karol Kamieński, also mistakenly called Dominik, was the son of Maciej Kamieński, a Polish composer of Slovakian origin. We have sparse information about the artist’s life. What is known is that in 1792 he lived at Piwna Street in Warsaw. Thanks to the help of his father, he managed to find his way into the court of King Stanisław August Poniatowski.

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The painter Karol Kamieński, also mistakenly called Dominik, was the son of Maciej Kamieński, a Polish composer of Slovakian origin. We have sparse information about the artist’s life. What is known is that in 1792 he lived at Piwna Street in Warsaw. Thanks to the help of his father, he managed to find his way into the court of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Apart from his two mural designs that enrich the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, some of his works have been preserved in the Print Room of the University of Warsaw Library. His design of the title page of Maciej Kamieński’s music score, preserved in the collection of the Warsaw Musical Society, is also known. What is more, it is known that Kamieński’s works were in King Stanisław August’s collections. Most of the painter’s well-known works are landscape paintings, including views depicting works of architecture or ruins, as well as drawing studies of trees and human heads.
The drawing is an architectural design of some kind of interior, probably that of a palace, produced in such a way as to resemble antiquity. It includes the decoration of both the walls and the ceiling. The design was probably intended to be made of wood and stucco, as evidenced by the words that describe the drawing of two plans of the corbel: A model of the corbel for the carpenter. A fragment of the design, representing the decoration of the room’s shorter walls, also depicts the illusionistic landscape enclosed by architectural frames, which is a mirage of the real view out of the window.
Elaborated by Adam Spodaryk (Editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums),
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.

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