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Excursion 5: Tilman van Gameren

City Walking Tour: Dutch and Flemish traces in Warsaw (Tilman van Gameren) with Jakub Adamski, Professor at University of Warsaw

This guided tour is devoted to the architect Tilman van Gameren (1632-1706), one of the most celebrated artists in the 17th-century kingdom of Poland. Born in Utrecht, and educated in France and Italy, Tilman van Gameren soon became one of the most sought-after architects among Polish nobles and in successive royal courts. Although classicist in style, he was adept at mixing artistic traditions as diverse as Venetian Palladianism and the Roman High Baroque. His many years in Warsaw have left us with some of his most important works, including churches, palaces, burial chapels, and church furniture. The walk around WarsawÔÇÖs Old Town provides an opportunity to visit and analyze the most characteristic examples of Van Gameren’s creativity in each of these areas, including the Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Kazimierz Church, the exterior of the Krasi┼äski Palace, and the splendid altarpieces in the Church of the Holy Cross.

For background information about Tilman van Gameren please visit our Locations page.

Krasiński Palace, Warsaw

Krasiński Palace, Warsaw

Tilman van Gameren (1632-1706), Design for St. Kazimierz Church in Warsaw, 1687 University of Warsaw Library, Warsaw

Tilman van Gameren (1632-1706), Design for St. Kazimierz Church in Warsaw, 1687
University of Warsaw Library, Warsaw