#Poland

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska, ...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Art Travels

Discovering Camelot: Arthurian Art in Poland

1887 saw a significant discovery in the field of medieval art, though at the time nobody, not even the discoverer himself, was aware of the real ...

Guest Profile 12 May 2021

Music

Zdzisław Beksiński’s Passion for Music

In the history of art, so much has been written and said about the close relationship between music and painting. Numerous painters have declared ...

Guest Profile 5 May 2021

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraits of members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the ...

Magda Michalska 26 April 2021

19th Century

Jan Matejko – The Painter of Polish History

Jan Matejko (1838–1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World ...

Judyta Dąbrowska 21 January 2021

Conceptual art

How Roman Opałka Envisioned Infinity

In 1965, the French-born, Polish painter Roman Opałka came to an important decision. While sitting at the Café Bristol in Warsaw waiting for his ...

Caroline Mokrohajská 5 January 2021

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

Women Artists

Olga Boznanska: An Uneasy Story of a Polish Painter

Olga Boznanska is one of the most famous female Polish Post-Impressionists. Her multiple portraits of fragile women and children are permeated with ...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the ...

James W Singer 16 August 2020

Museum Stories

10 National Museum in Warsaw Highlights You Need to Know

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most important museums in Poland. It also has an amazing collection of art - which obviously includes a ...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Józef Simmler, The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of ...

James W Singer 2 August 2020

History

Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating Art

A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably ...

Guest Profile 1 May 2020