PKO Bank Polski has made its art collection public at Warsaw’s National Museum where visitors enter through a dazzling gold corridor as if they were entering the bank’s treasury. The main exhibit room is steel grey like a safety deposit box.
TFN’s Jacek Borowski looks back on the amazing life of aristocrat, art connoisseur, modernist painter and solider Józef Czapski.
Bought by the Royal Castle in Warsaw for an undisclosed price, director Professor Wojciech Fałkowski said the painting by the court artist of Poland’s last king arrived in Warsaw six days ago.
Poland mourns the loss of Edward Dwurnik, one of the few artists to cross the Iron Curtain and win recognition in the West.
Today he is exhibited alongside Chagall and Van Gogh, but it was only in his latter years that painter Nikifor became famous for his 40,000-plus pictures created on cigarette packs, notebooks and scraps of paper glued together depicting panoramas of his hometown as well as self-portraits.
Had the Flower-Power generation still been around today, this little village in southeast Poland would have been its capital.
Brandt is best known for his extraordinary paintings of 17th century military life and warfare, but new exhibition also has his oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and photographs.