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If Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543), Polish astronomer and father of modern science, knew photography, he could say: fine art photography is 'the summit of the liberal arts and most worthy of a free man'. Two-storey Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (upper) and St. Bartholomew (lower), Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski), Wroclaw, Poland. Nicolas Copernicus was appointed as a canon of the Roman Catholic Church (member of chapter) and scholastic (titular scholar supervisor) at the Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross  in the years 1503 - 1538
  If Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543), Polish astronomer and father of modern science, knew photography, he could say:
fine art photography is 'the summit of the liberal arts and most worthy of a free man'.
Two-storey Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (upper) and St. Bartholomew (lower), Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski), Wroclaw, Poland. Nicolas Copernicus was appointed as a canon of the Roman Catholic Church (member of chapter) and scholastic (titular scholar supervisor) at the Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross  in the years 1503 - 1538


Ipsa nimirum, ingenuarum artium caput, dignissima homine libero, Omnibus fere mathematices speciebus fulcitur. Arithmetica, geometrica, optice, geodesia, mechanica. et si quae sint aliae, omnes ad illam sese conferunt. At cum omnium bonarum artium sit abstraherea vitiis et hominis mentem ad meliora dirigere, haec praeter incredibilem animi voluptatem abundantius id praestare potest. Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, Liber Primus, Præfatio Authoris
Unquestionably the summit of the liberal arts and most worthy of a free man, it is supported by almost all the branches of mathematics. Arithmetic, geometry, optics, surveying, mechanics and whatever others there are all contribute to it. Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure. Nicolaus Copernicus, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Book One, Introduction.

Monument to Nicolaus Copernicus by Leon Podsiadly, 1974, at the entrance to the Nicolaus Copernicus Park in Wroclaw, Poland. Fine Art Photography by Zbigniew Halat
Monument to Nicolaus Copernicus by Leon Podsiadly, 1974, at the entrance to the Nicolaus Copernicus Park in Wroclaw, Poland

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