Elžbieta Oginskytė-Puzinienė: mokslo mecenatės portretas

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Elžbieta Oginskytė-Puzinienė: mokslo mecenatės portretas
Alternative Title:
Elżbieta Ogińska Puzynina: portrait of a patron of sciences
Genealogija. Heraldika / Genealogy. Heraldry; Jėzuitai / Jesuits; Mokslas / Science.
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LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Elzbieta Magdalena Oginskytė-Puzinienė; Elzbieta Oginskytė-Puzinienė; Jėzuitai; Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė (LDK; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; GDL); Mokslo mecenatė; Vilniaus akademijos astronomijos observatorija; Astronomy Observatory of Vilnius Academy; Elzbieta Magdalena Oginska Puzynina; Elzbieta Oginska Puzynina; Jesuits; Scientific patronage.

ENElżbieta Magdalena Ogińska Puzynina (b.? - 1767) remains in our memory as one of the greatest female patrons of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. She is most famous for her support in establishing and maintenance of the Astronomy Observatory of Vilnius Academy. The fame came not only due to the generosity of the patron, but also because of the object of her support. Established in 1753 through the initiative of professor of Vilnius Academy Tomas Žebrauskas and using resources of E. Ogińska Puzynina, this observatory became an important occurrence in the development of Lithuanian science and was assessed as one of the best in Europe. Founding of the observatory was important in the wider distribution of knowledge, too: public was interested in observing celestial bodies that were regularly and widely reported by the press, whereas work of the observatory was promoted by the last monarch of the Commonwealth of Both Nations. Such significant merits to science were appreciated by the contemporaries, and were not forgotten by the following generations because of her cherished memory at Vilnius University. First to make sure to commemorate the founder were the Jesuits, dedicating scientific works, creating and commissioning occasional writings and portraits. The article analyses works dedicated to E. Ogińska Puzynina. Those are the four portraits of the noblewoman and her relief in the portal of the White Hall of Vilnius University, two panegyrics and eulogies (sermons) presented at her funeral The article researches how through the use of visual and verbal instruments the image of the great patron of sciences was being created Particular interest is focused on the unique forms used in creating the image glorification of the Ogiński family and the standing motif of deeds for the benefit of homeland. [From the publication]

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2022-01-05 18:01:07
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