Sense of Beauty

Dr Irena Eris World

Wyspiański in Cracow

The year 2017 marked the 110th anniversary of Stanisław Wyspiański’s death, which is an excellent opportunity to remind people about the creative output of this great poet and painter, playwright, designer, drawer, theatre reformist, graphic designer, and scenographer. His whole life was about Kraków and its churches and public utility buildings, for which he designed innovative, monumental pieces. The National Museum in Kraków is hosting the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907) – one of the most important, original, and valued artists from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries – who belongs among such artists as Klimt, Mucha, and Gaudi. The exhibition comprises about 900 works. Around 500 pieces from the collection will be displayed as part of the largest exhibition of the artist’s works in Poland in the last 50 years. Apart from the works mentioned above, the exhibition will feature pieces of furniture, fabrics, and other everyday objects created by Wyspiański, as well as his sculptures, graphic designs, art books and even some of the artist’s personal belongings.

"Wyspiański" The National Museum in Kraków, 28 November 2017 – 20 January 2019
From left: 
"Fallen Angels" (1895)
"Girl with a vase of flowers" (1902)
"Self-portrait with wife" (1904)
"Motherhood" (1905)

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