Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Leonardo da Vinci, The Lady with an Ermine

One of the greatest masterpieces of Western art, The Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, presents Cecilia Gallerani (ca. 1473–1536). Young, [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 23 August 2020


The Story of the Lost Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man

Have you seen this painting? It is missing. Since 1945. On the day of reopening the Princes Czartoryski Museum, let's explore the story of one of the [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 19 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Władysław Ślewiński, Woman Combing her Hair

Władysław Ślewiński was a leading artist of the Young Poland movement and one of the first Polish artists who went to Paris. It was unusual since [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 4 November 2018

Religious Art

Celebrity Sculptors, Medieval Fraud And Nazi Looting – The Outrageous Story Of The Golden Veit Stoss Altarpiece

This is largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. Carved over a period of 12 years, the 15th Century Veit Stoss [...]

Candy Bedworth 6 August 2018