Portrait of Pawel Sierakowski
Information about author
Pawel Sierakowski (?–1711) of the Ogonczyk coat of arms – Castellan Dobrzynski. In the first half of the 18th century, the role of burghers increased substantially, which resulted in the appearance of portraits of the bourgeoisie. They were made mostly by provincial artists. The half–length portrayal of a man does not deviate from the canon of ceremonial portraits. Sierakowski is presented in a formal pose and parade clothes. The painting possesses a typical for a primitivist painter bright colour range, excessive details of the image and the accessories, flat manner of performance, and festiveness. The man's full figure emerges from the dark background. The painter has carefully captured the portrait features of the subject: high forehead, straight, pointed nose, small eyes, puffed up cheeks and a prominent chin. The portrait is an example of a provincial art style.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Pawel Sierakowski
- Lifetime of the person portrayed
- ? –1711