An artist whose work went viral last year after he transferred the urban concept of street art to the Polish countryside is back in the news after revealing the fruits of his latest endeavour at the historic Modlin Fortress.
Designed to demonstrate the flexibility of street art whilst highlighting its relevance to the times, and primed around the slogan Już jest pięknie (It’s already beautiful), the project has seen over 1,000 stickers, stencils and posters daubed in unexpected locations, simultaneously coinciding with both the easing of the lockdown and Desa Unicum’s first street art auction.
The ‘Pietas Domini’ gothic altar painting from 1435, known as the Throne of Grace, hung in Gdańsk’s St. Mary's Basilica until May 1942, when German art conservators dismantled it and took it deep into Nazi Germany.
To see Polish sculptor Jerzy Kędziora’s work, your best bet is to look up: the figures float above the ground, frozen in jumps, summersaults and other acrobatic feats.
Celebrating his birthday today, the artist is credited with illustrating over 200 books for kids and adults, with his wider portfolio also including experimental paintings and sculptures.
If confirmed to be a Manet, the painting could be worth millions, and not the PLN 160,000 it sold for.
An exhibition titled Impressionism Unknown: Manet, Pisarro and Their Contemporaries, presenting prints from the collections of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum and the National Museum in Krakow, opened on Thursday at a cultural centre in Poland's western city of Poznan.
Titled “The Calendar of Unusual Holidays”, the stamps aim to both present commemorative designs for quirky holidays while at the same time, paying tribute to Poland’s graphic design heyday.
From grey faces, to bold colours, and from massive murals to paintings you can hang on a wall: Wręga’s art has few boundaries.
The hand-painted poles which have appeared in Poznań visually present particular data, such as the percentage of deforestation and air pollution.