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Collector's Guide

Great names of Polish comic art
Comics made their reappearance in Polish press after World War II, with publications like "Nowy Świat Przygód" and "Express Ilustrowany." However, it quickly became evident that they did not align with the cultural policy of the communist authorities. The stigmatization of comics led to their almost complete disappearance from newspapers, ...

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Anti-heroic and socio-political comics
The political and economic changes of the 1990s shaped contemporary comics in Poland. Titles published in the United States began to reach the country, bringing with them new forms of storytelling, character development, and narratives. Western characters were not as one-dimensional; they were much more complex and often ambivalent. Importantly, ...

Autonomy of the Artwork

BVLGARI – Synonymous with luxury
The founder of the luxurious Italian brand Bulgari was the talented Greek goldsmith Satirios Voulgaris. In 1881, he settled in Rome, where he opened his first shop three years later. In 1905, another headquarters of the company was established on Via Condotti, which eventually became the brand's showcase. Above the ...

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Searching for beauty – artists' journeys to distant lands
"Searching for beauty" – that's how Bronisława Rychter-Janowska described her European peregrination undertaken between 1912-14, with Italy as her main destination. She was not the only artist who embarked on distant journeys in search of inspiration for her works. Painters eagerly traveled to other, especially, far-flung and exotic countries that ...

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Feminism and women's art in Poland
For centuries, women's presence on the artistic scene was incidental. Deprived of access to education and art schools, they engaged in amateur pursuits in less esteemed areas of art such as needlework, embroidery, drawing, or watercolor. In Poland, the status of women in art was firstly addressed through a museum ...

Autonomy of the Artwork

Visual Symphonies
Almost 40 years have passed since the monographic exhibition of Ciapało at Zachęta titled "Visual Symphonies 1974–1982." The visual language created by Ciapało interacted with the cultural revolution of the late 1960s, and it is within this context that the roots of his work can be found.

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Berezowska and Uniechowski. Iconosphere of the Polish People's Republic
The works of the presented artists infused color into the gray reality of the communist Polish People's Republic. Antoni Uniechowski and Maja Berezowska achieved this by utilizing a medium that reached a mass audience: press illustration. Their works brought to life characters that appeared in daily newspapers not only through ...

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Color, Line and Nude – Art of Natalia Fundowicz
The Sopot Young Art Auction, as every year, will captivate with its rich and diverse choice of works. In the latest selection, we have the pleasure of presenting the most prominent names in young art, including Natalia Fundowicz. The artist is a graduate of the Painting Department at the Academy ...