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Władysław Hasior

Hasior is a symbol of Zakopane. Just like fellow artists Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz aka Witkacy, Antoni Kenar, or Tadeusz Brzozowski, he settled down in the capital of the Tatra mountains and left a lasting mark on the town’s artistic life. The gallery housing his works has been considered a must-see tourist attraction for decades now. MORE

RAJMUND ZIEMSKI

For a few decades he titled almost all of his works ‘Landscape’, distinguishing them by date and number only. One thing is certain: for Rajmund Ziemski, landscape art does not mean the depiction of idyllic natural scenery. This excellent colourist, student of Artur Nacht-Samborski, and one of the first recipients of the Cybis Prize, Poland’s most prestigious painting award, did not occupy himself with portraying nature.  His paintings are consistently abstract, and – despite his gesture changing over the years – magically coherent in style. MORE

VIVA MONIUSZKO!

The greatest musical genius next to Chopin, the Polish Schubert, the absolute precursor of the operatic genre in his homeland. Everybody knows what ‘Moniuszko’ sounds like. But what was Stanisław actually like? Where did he draw his inspiration from, where did he travel and whom did he keep in touch with? He has looked down at as from portraits for years – with the dignity of a bard, brooding over the fate of the nation. MORE

ZBIGNIEW MAKOWSKI

His interest in many scientific disciplines, love for music and art, and familiarity with different cultures produces pieces that are poetic treatises painted on canvas. The building blocks that form the structure of Zbigniew Makowski’s works are numbers, words taken from different languages and written in different scripts, various geometric shapes, archetypal signs for objects, and symbols. His art is a record of his personal experiences. MORE

IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI: THE ANATOMY OF GENIUS

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the most famous pianist of his time. He made excellent use of his extraordinary popularity and phenomenal contacts in the world of politics and finance by lobbying for the reconstruction of Poland. He later served as its first Prime Minister. As a French magazine puts it, Paderewski was a ‘double virtuoso’ – of the keyboard and of the rostrum. MORE

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