POLISH EASTER IN 4 PAINTINGS

In the Polish countryside, Easter is the most important of all religious celebrations. Blessing of Easter baskets with decorated eggs and other delicacies, named “Święconka” (or “Święcone”, or simply an Easter Basket that receives the blessing) takes place on Holy Saturday. Decorated eggs, bread, ham and salt are put in a holstered basket and taken to church for blessing. When you return home, you share the food from the basket and make wishes to one another. This custom dates back to medieval history, but apart from fashion standards and the fact that we have more in the baskets, it hasn’t changed. I think 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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