Wall Frescoes

  ul. Piotrkowska 71     18 Mar 2022
If you’re walking in the area of Piotrkowska 71 you probably won’t be the first person to get nailed to the floor by a zooming rickshaw. That’ll be because you’re too busy gawking at the giant wall painting that spans the side of the building. The idea for this came from the World Craft Council Polska, and the fresco was added in the year 2000 by artist Krzysztof Jaśkiewicz. Depicting various citizens linked to Łódź, it shows an array of black and white characters peering from windows and gathered on balconies. Of the 130 names nominated by the public 33 made the final cut, and they include luminaries such as industrialists Izrael Poznański and Ludwik Geyer, director Krzysztof Kieślowski and pianist Artur Rubinstein. Also featured are King Władysław Jagiełło (who gave the city its charter), author Julian Tuwim and three everyday characters from the 19th century: a weaver, fiddler and Jew.


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