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October 24, 2002   
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Colorist Revisited

After many years, the collection of Polish colorist painting is again on display in the lower gallery of the National Museum in Poznań at 3 Marcinkowskiego Ave. The exhibition complements the permanent exposition of the Gallery of Polish Art. The beginnings of this movement are connected with the activity of the Committee of Paris and the Parisian branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in the 1920s and was continued after the war. Colorist painters focused on landscape, portrait and still life, while assigning color the primary importance in painting. The exhibition presents 50 pictures and several sculptures, mostly by the Committee of Paris artists (Kapi¶ci), including Jan Cybis, Artur Nacht-Samborski, Hanna Rudzka-Cybisowa, Józef Czapski, Piotr Potworowski and Zygmunt Waliszewski.

The collection was assembled in the 1950s and '60s by the then director of the museum, Prof. Zdzisław Kępiński. The display includes several works on loan from the Nacht-Samborski family.

From the Hermitage

A Hundred and One Masterpieces by Old Masters of the 15th-18th Centuries from the Hermitage Collection in St. Petersburg. Weapons—Arms—Tapestry is the title of the exhibition presented in the dual-hearth room of the High Castle in Malbork. The exposition is the castle's ninth presentation of masterpieces of arms from the Hermitage collection; the first show took place in 1975. The current exhibition presents armor and Gobelin tapestries of medieval and Renaissance Europe. The exhibits, which have left the walls of Hermitage for the first time, include 10 complete suits of armor, a unique set of children's armor and horse bridles.
The exhibition is open through Nov. 11.

Just a Jump to the Left!

The Rozrywki Theater in Chorzów, 1 Konopnickiej St., will host a Halloween celebration, which will include a presentation of the famous musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show—the story of a young newlywed couple who find themselves in a mysterious castle and participate in the creation of a new human being. Surprises will await guests Oct. 31 in the theater foyer, including the chance to don Halloween makeup and a photo with the musical's characters. The Special Halloween Edition—and the 100th performance—of the musical will start at 10 p.m.
The musical combines rock'n'roll music, a daring plot and a mad comedy action movie. The participants in the Polish version include Elżbieta Okupska, Janusz Kulik, Maria Meyer and Marian Florek. Tickets from zl.5 to zl.35.

Professor's Sculptures

Sculptures by a leading representative of the new realism trend in Polish sculpture, Jan Kucz, are on display at BWA Bielska Gallery in Bielsko-Biała at 11, 3-go Maja St. The artist is a professor with the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The artist uses various techniques and materials, including ceramics, asphalt, cloth, stone, tarpaper, earth and paper. The exposition presents Kucz's works from the past three decades, including "Głowa ze złotym zębem" (Head with a Golden Tooth) (1969), "Dwustronnie nieprzemakalny" (Reversibly Rainproof), and "Cerowane serduszka" (Darned Hearts) sewn from linen. Also on display are small ceramic items: "Gary" (Pots) and "Poczwarki" (Chrysalides), and satirical drawings.
The exhibition is open through Nov. 11.
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