The gallery under the hashtag #poznajdziełaodzyskane invites social media users to see and learn about how Poland managed to regain formerly lost works of art.
After painstakingly piecing together the provenance of the Lamentation of Christ by the School of Lucas Cranach the Elder, officials said they are now certain that it was stolen from Poland in the wake of World War Two.
The painting was held in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw before the outbreak of the war. It will now be kept in strict quarantine for a week before undergoing conservation and taking its place in the gallery among other paintings by Malczewski.
The 130x92cm oil on canvas of Professor Karol Gilewski disappeared for 100 years after it was shown at an exhibition of Polish art in Vienna. It reappeared in 2015 at an auction in Vienna’s Dorotheum where a private buyer purchased it for 280,000 euros.
An artist whose work went viral last year after he transferred the urban concept of street art to the Polish countryside is back in the news after revealing the fruits of his latest endeavour at the historic Modlin Fortress.
Using oil on canvas, Ewa Juszkiewicz replicates the rich colours and textures of original portraits, extending this to the features she has added covering the women’s faces.
Zdzisław’s Beksiński’s paintings are known around the world owing to the unique style of the Polish artist. From April 25 people have been able 50 of his paintings thanks to an online gallery. The physical gallery is located in Nowohuckie Centrum Kulftury (NCK) in Kraków. The paintings were painted mainly in the 1980s, from what is known as the “fantastic period” of the artist’s life during which he created most famous works.
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 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.