Police in the city of Lodz have launched an inquiry into an attack on a statue of Pope John Paul II, who has been recently accused of covering up cases of child abuse.
Although Warsaw has done more than most to commemorate Poland’s greatest women, with only one statue in Poznań and a scattering of others across the country, Webber finds women often railroaded to become little more than composite representations of ideals or movements. With additional research by Lidia Ławecka.
Entitled "Crowd III” and depicting 50 hollowed out figures made out of burlap, the art installation went for a staggering PLN 11 million, which after the hammer fee was added rose to 13.2 million.
Award-winning composer and musician Piotr Wróbel has spent the last month cycling from Warsaw to Gdańsk and searching out ‘taken-for-granted’ statues to pose with his tuba-like instrument and raise money for dogs with cancer or other diseases, or which have been injured in traffic accidents or mistreated by their owners.
The internationally acclaimed singer spent her formative years in Gdańsk where she finished both secondary and high school before graduating from the city’s Faculty of Biology at the Teacher Training College and studying at the ‘Song Studio of Polish Radio and Television’.
The items on display come from the Warsaw National Museum’s antiquity collection, which numbers over 18,000 items, making it the leading collection on the ancient world in this part of Europe.
Polish President Andrzej Duda unveiled a statue of Solidarity trade union co-founder Anna Walentynowicz in Kiev on Monday.
On Sunday evening, one of the most famous and recognisable cultural and religious objects in the world, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, will have the Polish Solidarity trade union logo projected onto it, to mark the union's 40th anniversary.
Małgorzata Chodakowska from Łódż spends around 6 months to bring each sculpture to life with her amazing water technique.
The Polish ambassador in Washington Piotr Wilczek said he was “disgusted and appalled” by the attack and has called on the White House and the National Parks Service to restore the monument quickly to its original state.