Józef Mehoffer was a Polish painter, graphic artist, printmaker, designer of stained glass windows, textiles, theatre sets, posters, furniture, and one of the leading artists of the Young Poland movement who combined modern artistic trends with the stateless yet proud Polish identity. He was one of the most revered Polish artists of his time, and extraordinarily sensitive to the decorative value of paintings. The artist created an original formula of decoration that grew out of the Art Nouveau style. This exhibition presents one of Mehoffer’s paintings entitled Pegasus Among Flowers. The mythological winged horse has been depicted countless times in countless ways by many other artists during the 19th century and early 20th centuries. The Pegasus motif shows up in more than one of Józef Mehoffer’s paintings, often in the portraits featuring his wife, Jadwiga Mehofferowa.
Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon, Sun 10:00-16:00.May 142019
- Sep 82019