If there was ever an exhibition to see that focuses on the very best of classical Polish art, this is the one! Focused on the 19th-century and its painters, Poland. The Power of Images focuses on the creation of national culture and mythology that was achieved at a time when Poland was partitioned between its neighbouring powers. Works created at the time not only represents the history of Poland, but also shaped the imagery, mentality and emotionality of the Polish nation. The exhibition shows paintings reflecting on the glorious and tragic history of Poland; exploring the cultural richness inherited from the pre-partitions Commonwealth and its ethnic, social and religious diversity; works that grew from a fascination with folklore; the iconography of the January Uprising and subsequent deportations to Siberia; outstanding examples of the Polish school of landscape paintinging; finally – testimonies of the quest for modern means of expression at the beginning of the 20th century in the spirit of symbolism, Nabism, proto-expressionism, aestheticism and other artistic trends. The exhibition features the works of some of Poland's greatest artists: Stanisław Wyspiański, Aleksander and Maksymilian Gierymski, Jan Matejko, Leon Wyczółkowski, Józef Mehoffer, Olga Boznańska, Józef Brandt, Józef Chełmoński, Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Konrad Krzyżanowski, Jacek Malczewski, Wojciech Weiss, Jan Stanisławski, Juliusz and Wojciech Kossak, Witold Wojtkiewicz, Władysław Ślewiński, Artur Grottger, Józef Simmler, Julian Fałat, Zbigniew Pronaszko and other artists – more than 100 paintings from the National Museum in Warsaw and other national collections!
Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.Sep 182020
- Dec 202020