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.
A well-known Gdańsk-born artist has seen his popularity surge further after modifying classic works of art to feature Polish police officers enforcing lockdown laws and writing out fines.
The “Portrait de Marjorie Ferry” showing a young woman draped in a satin sheet, her body, hair and painted fingernails contrasting with the cool grey tones of the sheet and background, will be offered during Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale.
Included among the murals, paintings and sculptures are pieces by big names such as Wilhelm Sasnal, Marcin Maciejowski, Piotr Uklański, Zbigniew Rogalski and Paweł Swanski.
The painting ‘La Tunique rose’ went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York alongside masterpieces by Picasso, Monet and Calliebotte as part of their ‘Impressionist & Modern Art’ event.
The medieval triptych, the ‘Last Judgement’, is one of the most outstanding and best-preserved examples of Dutch painting in the world. But while the painting exudes action and drama, the story of how it came to be in Gdańsk is no less exciting.
The displays will give art lovers the chance to see works that could go for the highest prices ever seen at a Polish auction.
More than forty years ago, the picture by one of the greatest painters in art history was found hanging in the rectory of a small parish church in Kosów Lacki. Now, Dr Izabella Galicka, one of the woman who found it, has been awarded the medal for services to culture.