Description Watercolor 11x15The Church of St. Peter and Paul in Krakow is a Baroque Jesuit church. Commissioned for the Jesuit order, St. Peter and Paul was the first baroque church in Krakow. It is one of the most faithful examples of transplanting the architecture of the famous Gesu Church in Rome to foreign soil, with a fine Baroque facade and great dome.It is said that the Jesuits spent so much money on the ornate white Italian marble facade and the sculptures that they ran out of money to finish the rest of the building. Indeed, behind the impressive Baroque stone facade is a church made from ordinary brick.The stone statues of the 12 Apostles on the fence, looming larger-than-life-size, are replicas of the 18th-century late Baroque originals.Today, owing to its fantastic acoustics, the church is used as a concert hall for classical and baroque ensembles.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.