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Warsaw in Moods and Symbols
April 16, 2008 By Beata Gołębiewska   
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The opening night of a painting exhibition by Karolina Grocholska was held at Warsaw's Europejski Hotel April 10.

Grocholska studied fine art in the United States and France. After returning to Poland, she took special interest in Warsaw in her art. Her family's photo albums, memorabilia and recollections dramatically altered her perception of the capital. She began to view it as a city scarred by World War II and uglified by years of communism. Yet like a phoenix from the ashes, the city rose again. Warsaw's distinct sights like Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Unii Lubelskiej Square and Łazienki Park all have symbolic meaning for the painter and have a emotional charge, which she captures in diverse colors. Hence the broad diversity of moods in the paintings on display.

Two significant sources of Grocholska's inspiration were Polish folk art and naive painters, especially the world-famous Polish "primitive" artist Nikifor.

"Warsaw is an extraordinary city and I hope the collection of paintings will help other people discover their souls anew," says Grocholska.

Europejski Hotel, 13 Krakowskie Przedmieście St., April 19-20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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