The work by Aleksandra Waliszewska, who is seen as being one of the brightest young talents on Poland's art scene, was chosen after Bad Seeds frontman Nick Cave fell in love with her style, even promoting her by publishing polaroids of her work.
The ‘Pietas Domini’ gothic altar painting from 1435, known as the Throne of Grace, hung in Gdańsk’s St. Mary's Basilica until May 1942, when German art conservators dismantled it and took it deep into Nazi Germany.
The paintings belong to the old German aristocratic family that once owned the mighty castle in south-west Poland.
If confirmed to be a Manet, the painting could be worth millions, and not the PLN 160,000 it sold for.
Nikifor Krynicki helped bring to the world the naïve painting style but spent much of his life in obscurity and poverty.
The beautiful cards depict what today we would consider fairly traditional seasonal scenes. But within the context of their times, depicting religious themes and symbols was revolutionary.
"Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God," a painting by the Polish painter Jan Matejko, will be presented at the National Gallery in London in 2020, the gallery has announced.
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.
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.
The oil on canvas by one of Poland’s most eminent urban landscape painters shows the vast knave and impressive vaulting inside Milan’s cathedral, which is the largest church in Italy, the third largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.