Used to decorate wall panels as an alternative to wallpaper, as upholstery for furniture and as a decorative covering for bags, boxes, chests and jewellery, gilt leather was once used to adorn the most luxurious noble interiors, including castles and palaces.
The plafond’s entry into the registry signals a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes. Despite its importance to Polish art and culture, the artist’s first ever large-format work depicting seven celestial nudes floating amid clouds and cherubs was only recently ‘rescued’ after an autumn auction was held to fund urgent maintenance work.
Through blending eye-witness commentary with cinema-style re-enactments, Katarzyna Kowalska’s documentary Polski El Greco (The Polish El Greco) which premieres Monday night, took four years to make and, says the director, “is the story of the struggle of two female inventors, unheard, unappreciated, who for many years no one wanted to take seriously. It is a story about the extraordinary passion of two young women who did not doubt for a moment what their intuition told them.”
Jacek Malczewski’s ‘unseen’ masterpiece the Spinner, which has remained hidden from public sight since he painted it in 1922, was sold at auction Sunday for an art market record.
The cave paintings dating back hundreds of years were found at a site called Amak'hee 4 in the Swaga Swaga Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The artist’s epic 'Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God,' is to go on display from May 21, along with a 1543 copy of Copernicus's 'De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,' (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres).
Currently housed inside St Andrews Museum, Scotland, and taking approximately seven weeks to complete, the painting depicts a Polish paratrooper who has just landed at Arnhem; from his bag, personal keepsakes have spilled onto the pebbled ground. The artist said: “I wanted the painting to show what the soldier was fighting for: his family; his homeland.”
Marketed as “the world’s first fully automatic interior design tool”, Lofty have launched at a time when home improvements have enjoyed a pandemic era surge in popularity.
The historic drawings at the former Lajkonik café on Warsaw’s Plac Trzech Krzyży depict various caricatures of famous people, amusing situations and frivolous visual commentaries on social events in Poland and the world at the time.
VIDEO: Entitled “Young Poland” – The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement 1890-1918 , the book in English and produced by top Polish and British galleries, explores the works of Young Poland artists in the context of international arts and crafts movements, as opposed to ‘art nouveau’ with which they are commonly associated.