Polish Ceramics of the 18th–the 20th centuries
The exhibition “Polish Ceramics of the 18th–the 20th centuries” from the collection of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom (the Republic of Poland) will take place in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus from the 15th of February 2013 till the 25th of March 2013. The exhibition is organized by the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, Polish Institute in Minsk and the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
For the first time more than 150 pieces of Polish faience manufactories such as Prószków, Glinica, Racibórz, Tułowice, Bolesławiec, Pacyków, Huta Franciszka, Ćmielów and others will be on display. The collection of ceramics is something special in the set of works of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom. It is one of the most interesting collections in Poland, because of its unique significant sites in Europe-wide.
The exhibition presents the most significant periods of Polish ceramics and porcelain. The 18th century was a time of active development of ceramics manufactory in Europe. The Upper Silesian faience manufactories began to work in this highly creative period for European ceramics. Technologic innovations of European manufacturers found its way into the wares of Polish manufactories. Polish ceramics of that time was specific with plentiful formal and plastic ideas.