Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 9, No 1 (2019)

Still-Lifes of “The Lesser Dutches” as Primary Sources “The German Flowers” Motifs in Porcelain Ware of European Countries

Shkol'naja Olga Vladimirovna


A research objective – to analyse sources of loans of motives “the German flowers” (“theSaxon pattern”, “the Saxon attire”) in the European porcelain and the faience, connected withcreativity of known masters of a brush of “the Lesser Dutches”. This is important because of thevectors of the porcelain and faience brands in the Danube, starting from Germany and Austria,continuing to Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine. The research methodology covers the collection ofhistorical-genetic and art criticism and culturological approaches. It also includes set ontological,historical-hronological and a method of the art criticism analysis. The first is connected with anexisting in painting of old masters of a genre of a flower still-life. The second – with the list of namesof artists, which addressed to the image field and garden flowers in the fine arts of the Netherlands,Holland and Flanders 17–18th centuries. The third will be used for the analysis of products of leadingEuropean manufactories of thin ceramics in which assortment patterns “the Saxon attire” have beenextended. The results are expected in the presentation of the genesis of the main patterns of theDanube-porcelain-faience of the 20th century “the German flowers” with works of fine art of theNetherlands, Holland and Flanders 17–18th centuries. The result will be an awareness of the vector ofdevelopment of the décor of the European leading porcelaim and faience centers, where the motifs«the Saxon pattern» were distributed. Scientific novelty is connected with an establishment ofinterrelation of a decor “German flowers” in the Europian Danubes productions, and a particular inthe Ukrainian porcelain-faience of late 18th – early 20th of centuries, with the first models fromflowering still-lifes of “the Lesser Dutches” in the 17–18th centuries.


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