The Best of Polish Painting on Display in Poznań
April 20, 2010
A new exhibition at the National Museum in Poznań features paintings by Polish masters who were associated with the Studio venue at the Europejski Hotel in Warsaw in 1874-1883.
Works on display include paintings by Józef Chełmoński, Stanisław Witkiewicz, Juliusz Kossak and Adam Chmielowski, a monk also known as Brother Albert who went on to become a saint.
The artistic and intellectual community of the Studio consisted of prominent and talented individuals whose work became a milestone in Polish painting.
There are also works inspired by the Studio, including paintings by Jacek Malczewski, Władysław Podkowiński and Kazimierz Sichulski.
Podkowiński's Szał uniesień (Frenzy of Exultation) is a special treat for visitors-it is considered to be the first Polish symbolist painting.