Wladyslaw Podkowinski - Frenzy - Szal - 1893

FRENZY OF EXULTATIONS

PAINTING OF THE DAY, POLISH PRIDE

WŁADYSŁAW PODKOWIŃSKI
“FRENZY OF EXULTATIONS” aka “FRENZY”
ORIGINAL TITLE: “SZAŁ UNIESIEŃ” aka “SZAŁ”
1893
310 x 270 CM
OIL ON CANVAS
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN CRACOW

Wladyslaw Podkowinski - Frenzy - Szal - 1893

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“Frenzy of exultations” is the most renowned of Podkowiński’s paintings, the one that made people talk about his works. For the artist himself, it also must have been the source of some nerve-wrecking nightmares. When the painting was first displayed publicly in Warsaw’s Zachęta Art Gallery, thousands of visitors were delighted by it, even though this highly eroticised image was controversial to many. Nonetheless, three days before the close of the exhibition Podkowiński showed up at reception, asked for a ladder which he then placed agains the large painting, climbed up and proceeded to stub it with a knife. Why oh why?! Unfortunately, this have never been explained. Rumour had it, that Podkowiński was madly in love with Ewa Kotarbińska, the wife of his close friend. Did he cut the painting when he finally realised that his feelings will never be requited?

The painting, repaired, is on display at the National Museum in Cracow.

 

Wladyslaw Podkowinski - Frenzy - Szal - 1893 - stektch

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Sketch to the “Frenzy of Exultations” by Władysław Podkowiński.

Wlodzimierz Tetmajer - Easter in Bronowice - Wielkanoc w Bronowicach - 1897 - inparticular.org

POLISH EASTER IN 4 PAINTINGS

IN PARTICULAR, POLISH PRIDE

In the Polish countryside, Easter is more important than any other religious celebration. The blessing of Easter baskets with decorated eggs and other delicacies, called “Święconka” (or “Święcone” in certain polish regions) takes place on Holy Saturday. This custom dates back to medieval history, but apart from the dressing, it hasn’t changed much. I’m sure this tradition will never die.

 

WŁODZIMIERZ TETMAJER
“EASTER IN BRONOWICE”
ORIGINAL TITLE: “WIELKANOC W BRONOWICAH”
1904
OIL ON CANVAS
75,5 x 100,5 CM
PRIVATE COLLECTION

Wlodzimierz Tetmajer - Easter in Bronowice - Wielkanoc w Bronowicach - 1897 - inparticular.org

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WŁODZIMIERZ TETMAJER
“ŚWIĘCONE (ŚWIĘCONE IN BRONOWICACH)”
ORIGINAL TITLE: “ŚWIĘCONE (W BRONOWICACH)”
1897
OIL ON CANVAS
134 x 248 CM
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN CRACOW

Wlodzimierz Tetmajer - Swiecone w Bronowicach - 1897 - inparticular.org

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TEODOR AXENTOWICZ
ORIGINAL TITLE: “ŚWIĘCONE”
1899
OIL ON CARDBOARD
47,5 x 60 CM
MUSEUM OF ART IN ŁÓDŹ

Teodor Axentowicz - Swiecone - 1899 - inparticular.org

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TEODOR AXENTOWICZ
ORIGINAL TITLE: “ŚWIĘCONE”
YEAR UNKNOWN
OIL ON CANVAS
55,5 x 65,5 CM
PRIVATE COLLECTION

Teodor Axentowicz - Swiecone - inparticular.org

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