One of Poland's most revered painters, Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929) is regarded as the Father of Polish Symbolism, and associated with the Młoda Polska (Young Poland) art movement, which evolved during the period of partitions in Polish history, in tandem with Art Nouveau movements across Europe. His work is highly poetic and also patriotic; he has been described as “a poet of painting and a painter of poetry.” This exhibit of 150 of his works explores how the Romantic movement in art and literature inspired his oeuvre, and has been organised as part of 2022's cultural celebrations as the 'Year of Polish Romanticism.' The exhibit focuses on three main themes originating in the Romantic tradition: Messianism and Polish martyrdom, folklore and legends, and the artist's relationship and responsibility to art itself. In addition to paintings from various museums and private collections, the exhibit includes archival photos of Malczewski and literary texts related to his work.
Open 10:00-18:00. Tue, Fri, Sat 10:00-19:00, Closed Mon.Feb 182022
- Jul 312022