Lacking the brooding darkness of many of the world’s street artists, Kawu’s work is defined by its jolly sense of innocence. Often utilising the surrounding environment, the artist looks to directly interact with nearby physical elements whilst visually transforming otherwise dull corners of the city.
Covering an area of 90 sq/m, it’s not the project’s size that has enthralled the public, but rather its unique and captivating visual style.
Uncovered during routine renovation work in Warsaw’s Regional Court, it is thought that the paintings could be directly related to the building’s wartime or pre-war use.
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.
As a major exhibition marking 2023 the Year of Jan Matejko, TFN looks at the painter’s influence on identity and perception of some of the most iconic moments in Polish history.
Last seen in public in 1890, the painting by Józef Chełmoński titled Summer Evening had been missing for 133 years, leaving art historians, museum curators, and private collectors believing it had been lost forever.
The first war-loss to be repatriated from the Far East, the Madonna with Child painted by the Italian master Alessandro Turchi at the end of the 16th century was stolen by the Germans during the war from the extensive Lubomirski art collection in Przeworsk.
Dating from 1762, and depicting two young painters learning their craft, "The Drawing Lesson" by Jan Maurits Quinkhardt came into the possession of the Wawel Royal Castle before WWII as part of a collection gifted in the will of Krakow Professor Jerzy Mycielski.
Dying aged just 30, Wróblewski’s ten-year career saw the artist make an impact that resonates to this day.
The paintings dating to the fifth or sixth century were found hidden deep within ruins at the Old Dongola archaeological site which was once the capital of the Christian kingdom of Nubia in the early Middle Ages.