VIDEO: When not at his main home in Kraków, the sprawling grounds in Lusławice were the place where Krzysztof Penderecki spent most of his time, reportedly getting up at 6am each morning for a walk in the gardens. On the first anniversary of his death, TFN takes a look at the importance of the place to his legacy.
Inside a bar thick with smoke, babble, and antique booby traps, I lost myself in the cacophonous atmosphere, gazing helplessly at a barmaid in a tight tiger print top. I’d fallen in love: with her, with Kazimierz, with Kraków and with Poland.
The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, a professional dance ensemble that revives old court dances, spent two months reconstructing the dances to German composer Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore”.
The 23 titles in 32 volumes at the Raczyński Library in Poznań include the "Civitatum aliquote insignarum et locorum magis munitorum exacta delineatio" published in Venice in 1574 – the oldest atlas in the library’s collection and one of the oldest around.
Jacek Malczewski’s ‘unseen’ masterpiece the Spinner, which has remained hidden from public sight since he painted it in 1922, was sold at auction Sunday for an art market record.
Hidden from the Swedes, looted on the orders of Empress Catherine of Russia, spirited away down the Vistula three days before the Germans entered Krakow in 1939, evacuated to Romania, then to France, Britain and finally to Canada, the tapestries are one of Poland’s most important treasures and a symbol of its tumultuous history.
Josie Dixon had little idea that her great-great-great-great grandfather Felix Yaniewicz was one of the 19th century’s most notable composers until a chance conversation about a Stradivarius violin led her on a path of discovery.
First coined by painter and architect Michał Elwiro Andriolli, the 19th and early 20th Świdermajer architectural style was inspired by both existing trends and those fomented at the 1873 World Fair in Vienna, whilst also giving a nod to the wooden architecture of Podhale as well as the aesthetics applied to traditional Russian dachas, Alpine cottages and buildings of rural Mazovia.
VIDEO: The 65 year old, who in the past has worked on films such as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, and ‘Prometheus,’ has been put forward for Best Cinematographer at the 93rd Oscars which will be held on April 25.
The ‘Senster’, one of the world’s first robotic sculptures to be controlled by a digital computer, has gone on display at Warsaw’s Zachęta art gallery.