The third FestivALT festival featuring independent presentations of Jewish art will run from June 21 to 30 in the southern Polish city of Krakow. Shows, concerts, happenings and unconventional sights are all planned in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz.
Close to 30,000 people visited the National Museum in Kraków, southern Poland, on Friday during this year’s Night of Museums. The longest queues lined up in front of main building of the museum to get a chance to see Leonard da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'.
Artist uses the past and present to reimagine Warsaw’s 19th century charm.
The discovery by Piotr Koper at a palace in the village of Struga is one of the most valuable in the region as nowhere have so many 16th-century paintings survived intact.
Behind a series of heavily secured doors lies a dusty, 15-square-metre room holding over 1,300 devils. Most are carved from wood but others are sculpted from coal, cast from metal and even put together from old railway engine parts. The curious museum is not an anachronistic joke, though. It offers a fascinating and unique look at how the devil has been portrayed in Polish folk culture over the centuries.
TFN’s Jacek Borowski looks back on the amazing life of aristocrat, art connoisseur, modernist painter and solider Józef Czapski.
Talking to TFN in August last year, museum owner Grażyna Kulczyk said: “Artists, movements and ideas that to date have been marginalised or left outside of the canon will move centre stage and be given new opportunities to be heard. In particular, though not exclusively, female artists will be offered new contexts and positions.”
They were built to last for centuries but instead many statues soon found themselves on the artistic scrapheap owing to a change in politics.
The piece of art is one of a four murals found across Poland, created to honour four pioneering Polish women.
Ice sculptors from around the world descended on Poland to do what they do best.