The Polen Museum, as it is known locally, was founded in 1870 by Polish Count Władysław Broël-Plater with the original goal being to create a place to showcase Polish culture and history.
The thief who walked out of Poznań’s National Museum with the seven-million-euro masterpiece and the only Monet in Poland under his jacket, would remain at large for 10 years. With a new film inspired by the true life events of 20 years ago now out, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the bizarre case of what has been described as the art heist of the century.
The watercolour painting ‘Montmartre Cemetery in Paris’ by Julian Fałat from 1893, one of over 63,000 WWII artworks listed as missing, was found hiding in plain sight in the collection of the gallery’s sister institution, the National Museum in Warsaw.
GALLERY: With autumn fast-approaching, TFN takes a look at some classic Polish paintings which capture the full majesty of the ‘golden season’.
VIDEO: The collection, which includes 100 paintings by Polish masters such as Jacek Malczewski, and Jerzy and Wojciech Kossak, was discovered after the woman, who hasn’t been named, passed away in 2011.
Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
Resembling a golden crown and based at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the contents of the time capsule contain public visions of how the world will look in 100 years’ time when it will be opened by future generations.
Ukrainian art, literature, music and fashion will be on show during the Art Picnic event starting on Monday at the cultural institute in Krakow, southern Poland.
The street artist who is known for her incredible lace-style murals that have appeared across the world has now unveiled her mesmerising new piece of work in Warsaw’s Propaganda Gallery.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.