Demanding a significant amount of application skill, Arkadiusz Andrejkow’s seasonal works have a gently haunting quality to them, featuring weathered faces and piercing eyes gazing forth from the frozen winter landscape.
Said to be written by an SS officer in 1947, the letter is the first documentary evidence that Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man was transported at the end of the war from Kraków to Germany.
Taken at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Tomasz Szpila’s hypnotic photo was awarded ‘Category Winner’ in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 competition’s Wild Portraits section. Two other Polish photographers were also award runner-up in the Landscapes and Under 16s categories.
Released tomorrow (May 24), What the Ermine Saw: The Extraordinary Journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Mysterious Portrait by Eden Collinsworth reveals the astonishing history behind one of Poland’s most beloved national treasures and a painting that many rank as better that even Da Vinci’s best-know work the Mona Lisa.
On public view until the beginning of August, The Polish Rider is one of only two equestrian portraits to have been painted by the Dutch master and its fleeting return has been seen as a major coup by art fans in Poland.
Taken largely in the satellite towns and villages outside of the Polish capital, the images evoke a range of emotions and are defined by their sincerity and sensitivity.
With a guide price of PLN 18-24 million, experts say the 17th century masterpiece could be the most expensive artwork ever sold in Poland.
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.
Entitled ‘Nikifor. Painter above Painters’, the exhibition at Warsaw's National Museum of Ethnography brings together 130 of the artist's works from the museum’s deposits as well as rarely displayed works from a private collection.
Measuring 60.7cm x 49cm and signed on the back by the artist, the oil on board ‘Portrait of Stanisław Witkiewicz’ by Jacek Malczewski was last seen in public in 1903 in Kraków.