It was not stone anymore, but wood that Gothic style favoured – influenced by the idea of monastic poverty and for purely aesthetic reasons. Relatively inexpensive, portable objects were used for a wide promotion of both new stylistic currents and tendencies in spiritual life expressed therein.
Epitaph of Wierzbięta of Branice on display in the Gallery ‘Art of Old Poland. 12th – 18th Centuries’ in the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace. One of the objectives of Gothic art was honouring those who passed away. It was also the function of epitaphs, which portrayed […]
I have recently written about our trip to Gdańsk and the exciting encounter with Hans Memling’s work of art. Barely a few weeks have passed, and we’re experiencing new emotions and a great responsibility again – another world class masterpiece has landed on the laps of […]
To commune with one of the greatest painting masterpieces in the entire world, and the only work by Hans Memling in Poland, from the same distance as the painter himself over five centuries ago, when he stood in his atelier in front of a primed board, […]
In addition to arts and crafts from the Far East, works by Polish artists, French prints and other valuable objects, the collection of Feliks Jasieński – also known as Manggha – includes Gustav Vigeland’s sculpture which depicts a kissing couple.
While developing the script of the exhibition titled Polish Legions 1914-1918, displayed in the Gallery ‘Arms and Uniforms in Poland’, I suggested including a reconstruction of a trench with a dugout from the times of the First World War as one of the elements of its […]
An outraged old lady vigorously made her way through a group of seven-year-olds, trying to get to a place where she could file a complaint, a protest, express her discontent. The elderly lady was an organizer. With a capital “O” and perhaps an oversized “I”. She […]