Simply titled the Postal Stamps Collection, Rodrigo Nardotto based his works on stamps previously authored by eminent artistic figures such as Helena Matuszewska, Waldemar Świerzy, Stefan Małecki and Stanisław Wyspiański.
Situated a stone’s throw away from the Old Town, the compact 18th-century Old Granary building will host the best of the artist’s work from among the 1,100 pieces that the museum’s mother institution the National Museum in Kraków holds in its collections.
Piotr Ostrowski, director of the Workshop of Museum of Stained Glass said: “In his wildest dreams, the artist hoped to show himself to a wider public, but starting out from Kraków, he didn’t have a chance, he was limited by the provincialism of the town and lack of support from Poland, which didn’t exist on the map. For us, this showing is an incredibly exciting moment.”
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.
The brainchild of artist Barbara Gortat from Fundacja Tu Brzoza, the ‘Folk Stops’ project transforms village bus stops into colourful galleries of art with reproductions of famous paintings from the Young Poland art movement.
The museum from Wrocław-based architects Heinle, Wischer und Partner Architekcia will also be a research centre on the poetic and theatrical work of the ‘most outstanding’ Polish artist of the early 20th century.
As an artist, Józef Mehoffer was one of the main representatives of the Young Poland (Młoda Polska) modernist period around the start of the 20th Century, leading up to the restoration of Polish independence in 1918. His work spanned painting, book illustration, furniture design and stained-glass windows.
Such was Wyspiański’s importance to Polish culture that he is frequently compared to that of Ireland’s W. B. Yeats, America’s Eugene O'Neill and Belgium’s Maurice Maeterlinck.
The auction titled Sisterhood: Feminism and the Art of Women raised a total of over 3 million PLN.
Playwright, painter and poet, Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907) was a 19th Century Polish cultural giant.