Exhibition ‘Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature’ in Kraków, Poland OCT 2016October 1, 2016
Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature in Kraków, Poland
The exhibition Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. The Visual Language of the Rosicrucians in the 17th Century opened in the Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, on 3 October 2016. Dating back to the 14th century, the Collegium Maius is the Jagiellonian University’s oldest and most prestigious building. Copernicus was a student there, and so was Michael Sendivogius (Michał Sędziwó, 1566-1636), the famous Polish alchemist some of whose works were included in this Polish edition of Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. Sendivogius was acquainted with Michael Maier, one of the protagonists of the exhibition. Esther Ritman was one of the speakers on the symposium ‘the Alchemy of the Rosicrucians’ on 4 October.
The exhibition ran until 30 October 2016, and is accompanied by a Polish translation of the exhibition catalogue, Boska Mądrość – Boska Natura. Around 2000 people visited the exhibition surroundings of the Collegium Maius, and there were many enthusiastic reactions. Many visitors felt as if the exhibition and its message set their hearts on fire, as they were filled with inspiration. The illustrations in the exhibition partly originated in a circle of artists and philosophers who were directly inspired by the Rosicrucian Manifestoes as well as by similar sources expressing the relationship between God and Nature, the macrocosm and the microcosm. Our next destination for this exhibition in central Europe will be Budapest: stay updated here.
Curious how it looked? Watch a short impression here:
PREPARATIONS OF THE EXHIBITION