I was going to comment on this painting, but then I remembered I still had the presentation of the artist on my SD Card – and anything else is quite unnecessary. Anyway, I’m kinda worried for Polish contemporary art.
Alfred Wierusz Kowalski, Attacking Wolfpack (1890). This exactly what commuting to work in winter when you live in Fribourg feels like. Note that today (November 21, 2015) is the first snowfall this year.
At noon : in the state, but not my district. (two hours later : yes, it’s snowing).
Władysław Jarocki, Self-portrait as a Skier (1909). The posture is kinda gay, but the clothing is on point. National Art Museum of Wrocław.
Jacek Malczewski’s The Motherland (1903). Quite accurate.
I’d really like to know what this painting is about. The guy on the horse is like “you don’t cross Kazimierz, ha ha ha”, his bodyguard is like, “we can’t stop here, this is a bat country” or maybe “beware of the right-of-way, Mylord, this is a dangerous crossroad” and there is this random guy crushed under a cross. Maybe it’s the kind of hazards you were supposed to encounter in Middle-Age in Poland, and this is only a PSA poster against drunk crucifixion-playing.
Anyway, you will find Wojciech Gerson’s Kazimierz the Restorer returning to Poland (”And He’s Not Happy”) in National Art Museum of Wrocław.
Artur Grottger’s Portrait of a Girl with a Locket (1865).
The Law and the Gospel, circa 1547. Quite a strange painting, even by these times standards. National Art Museum of Wrocław.
Biczowanie/Flagellation – fragment of a panel from the polyptych of the Virgin, St. Augustine and St Hedwig .Wrocław, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sand Isldand, circa 1486. National Art Museum of Wrocław.
Saint Dorothy and the Angel With Hammer & Nails sounds like the name of an indie band from Illinois with a mini-skirted/big-knees, fringed black hair mid-twenties singer and a bearded, plaid-shirt wearing, depressed homosexual keyboard player. Or some young-adult mystery novel’s title.
Anyway, both panels come from Saint Mary Magdalene’s Goldsmiths’ polyptich church in Wrocław and were made circa 1473.
Wojciech Fangor, SU 19 (1972). Temporary exhibition in National art museum of Wrocław. It’s strange to think that he died last October.