VIDEO: A portmanteau of 'sensual' and 'monster', the 4.5-metre-long Senster enthralled audiences in the early 1970s, at a time when space exploration and mechanical revolution made anything seem possible.
Titled “The Art of Banksy. Without Limits”, the exhibition inside the post-industrial confines of the former Koneser vodka factory manages to capture the world according to Banksy in enthralling fashion.
Museums and galleries are now open again across the country, including the reopening of the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw.
Treasured by historians, the fortifications which formed a bulwark of Festung Krakau, an ambitious 19th century project that was to safeguard the city from further conquest, will now be turned into museums, art galleries, equestrian centres and tourist ‘hotspots’.
Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
Influenced by the lifestyle contrasts that the fall of communism brought, the art of Andrzej Urbanski has thrilled critics.
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.
Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
Chełmoński’s ‘Four-In-Hand’, considered to be the peak achievement of naturalism in Polish painting, is so big that instead of moving the paining the specialist work is being carried out on-site making it a unique opportunity for art lovers to see and learn about state-of-the-art restoration techniques.
The gallery under the hashtag #poznajdziełaodzyskane invites social media users to see and learn about how Poland managed to regain formerly lost works of art.