In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at ‘Przekroje’, a new permanent exhibition in Kraków on the history of Polish architecture.
Situated a stone’s throw away from the Old Town, the compact 18th-century Old Granary building will host the best of the artist’s work from among the 1,100 pieces that the museum’s mother institution the National Museum in Kraków holds in its collections.
The watercolour painting ‘Montmartre Cemetery in Paris’ by Julian Fałat from 1893, one of over 63,000 WWII artworks listed as missing, was found hiding in plain sight in the collection of the gallery’s sister institution, the National Museum in Warsaw.
The museum from Wrocław-based architects Heinle, Wischer und Partner Architekcia will also be a research centre on the poetic and theatrical work of the ‘most outstanding’ Polish artist of the early 20th century.
Such was Wyspiański’s importance to Polish culture that he is frequently compared to that of Ireland’s W. B. Yeats, America’s Eugene O'Neill and Belgium’s Maurice Maeterlinck.