Prominent in the Polish avant-garde movement and a member of the Second Krakow Group of artists, Wanda Czełkowska remained artistically independent and preferred to chart her own course in her artistic practice.
At exactly 5pm today, Warsaw will come to a stop to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. For 63 days, the city rose up against German occupation in a bid for freedom. One of those documenting the day-to-day realities was accidental photographer Eugeniusz Haneman.
Dating from between the 16th and 19th century, the director of the National Museum in Gdańsk described the collection as being ‘entwined with the museum’s DNA’. He said: “It is with this collection that the whole institution began.”
The sketch in oil was painted by Jan Matejko in around 1874 as a preliminary study for his iconic work Prussian Homage and offers a fascinating insight into the artist's creative process.
Planned to last just three months, with 80,000 visitors descending on an exhibition of Tamara de Lempicka’s works, to meet popular demand the Villa La Fleur just outside Warsaw was forced to keep its doors open for an extra three months.
Featuring the world's most advanced security feature, the plastic banknote as well as a coin have been issued to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the Torun-based scientist's birth.
VIDEO: Discovered in Berlin along with a trove of other treasures, the Order established in 1705 by King Augustus II "The Strong", King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, disappeared following an audacious robbery in 2019.
The photos of the legendary unit which fought in the Battle of Monte Cassino belonged to Captain Wincenty Tomaszewski, an officer of the Carpathian Lancers who after the war settled in Grimsby, UK.
Found hidden in a shoebox by the soldier’s grandson, the majority of the 69 previously unseen photographs in the collection depict the life of the German occupiers in Lublin, showing amongst others their daily work, life in the barracks, integration events and walks through the city.
A banknote depicting Poland's late president, Lech Kaczynski, has won the Best New Commemorative Banknote award for 2021, the National Bank of Poland (NBP), the issuer of the note, has said.