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.
Around 700 crates of artwork were smuggled out of Łańcut castle towards the end of WWII by the aristocratic Potocki family to avoid falling into the hands of advancing Red Army soldiers. The pieces were then sold off in dribs and drabs until noble businessman Maciej Radziwiłł found 20 surviving paintings in the Peruvian capital.
Two days after the discovery of the 1974 theft of ‘Woman Carrying Embers’ by Pieter Brueghel II from the National Museum of Gdańsk, a local customs officer who claimed to have information was kidnapped, taken to a cemetery, doused in petrol and set ablaze. The artwork has remained missing ever since, until now…
The price paid for ‘M44’ surpassed the pre-sale estimate of PLN 700,000-900,000, and also indicated that online auctions could now hold their own against traditional ones.
From grey faces, to bold colours, and from massive murals to paintings you can hang on a wall: Wręga’s art has few boundaries.
One of the leading lights of the art deco movement, it is hoped that Tamara de Lempicka’s Still Life With Tangerines will remain in Poland, although the buyer remains anonymous.