Unveiled on Tuesday in the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in the Kraków’s Cloth Hall, Maksymilian Gierymski's 1872 landscape Winter in a Small Town is considered one of the most important pieces of Polish art.
Nearly 40 pavement bollards have benefited from the wacky overhaul after being temporarily attired in an array of vibrant patterns depicting everything from the Warsaw mermaid and local trams to waving cats and pizza slices.
Rajkowska told TFN that the interactive egg named The Song Thrush Hatchling vibrates “thanks to sound exciter transducers and emit a wide spectrum of sounds from a real-life hatching chick recorded with a contact microphone: the heartbeat, chirps and the pecking of the shell by the chick."
Striking a chord with the public for their humorous but also tender depiction of coastal life, the series reveal a Poland that is instantly recognizable to millions of people.
Art galleries and museums have now reopened to the public in line with Covid lockdown easing, but the pandemic may have permanently changed the way we engage with art.
Used to decorate wall panels as an alternative to wallpaper, as upholstery for furniture and as a decorative covering for bags, boxes, chests and jewellery, gilt leather was once used to adorn the most luxurious noble interiors, including castles and palaces.
Titled “The Art of Banksy. Without Limits”, the exhibition inside the post-industrial confines of the former Koneser vodka factory manages to capture the world according to Banksy in enthralling fashion.
Influenced by the lifestyle contrasts that the fall of communism brought, the art of Andrzej Urbanski has thrilled critics.
Chełmoński’s ‘Four-In-Hand’, considered to be the peak achievement of naturalism in Polish painting, is so big that instead of moving the paining the specialist work is being carried out on-site making it a unique opportunity for art lovers to see and learn about state-of-the-art restoration techniques.
Talking directly to the camera the actors from The Theatre 21 in Warsaw read comments found on social media about how the lockdown has curtailed such delights for ‘normal’ people as travel to exotic destinations, trips to music festivals and parties.