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Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
20 May 2019  #2,551
What is the complete painting called?

Szał Uniesień - Frenzy of Exultations by Władysław Podkowiński. On display in Kraków.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,470
20 May 2019  #2,552
Frenzy of Exultations

The painting caused a big scandal in Kraków of the time ... today its copy is on display in the living room of the Kiepscy family's flat.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
20 May 2019  #2,553
Szał Uniesień - Frenzy of Exultations by Władysław Podkowiński.

Yes!

The painting caused a big scandal in Kraków of the time .

Yes, the artist was accused of spreading pornography, received insults and abuse from decent Krakowians :):) which led to his depression and a desperate knife attack on his masterpiece.

Who is standing?



Ziemowit 12 | 3,470
20 May 2019  #2,554
received insults and abuse from decent Krakowians :)

"Decent" Cracovians of the time were best portrayed in Gabriela Zapolska's masterpiece "Moralność pani Dulskiej".
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
20 May 2019  #2,555
Yes, I meant exactly them. :):)
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
21 May 2019  #2,556
today its copy is on display in the living room of the Kiepscy family's flat.

Kiepski? From Świat Według Kiepskich?

the artist was accused of spreading pornography, received insults and abuse

Thankfully times have changed :)

Who is standing?

The actress Helena Modrzejewska. Painted by Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz and on dispaly in Kraków.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
21 May 2019  #2,557
The actress Helena Modrzejewska.

Yes!

Who does this painting show?



Atch 17 | 2,843
22 May 2019  #2,558
Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa, that's a self-portrait. Very accomplished artist, sadly died far too young.
gumishu 11 | 5,012
22 May 2019  #2,559
Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowiczowa

man, where do you know it - I NEVER even heard about her

@pawian

I guess Museum of Aviation in Kraków - when I was there no German planes were on the exhibition but it was more than two decades ago
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
22 May 2019  #2,560
Where can you see this?

I think it's part of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 on display in Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego, Warsaw.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
22 May 2019  #2,561
man, where do you know it - I NEVER even heard about her

Because Atch and Chemikiem are the bestest! :):) They are real role models for other forum members.

One clue: it is enough to think logically, and you can find all the answers. :)

I guess Museum of Aviation in Kraków - when I was there no German planes were on the exhibition

Yes, there are now - old and modern.

I think it's part of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 on display in Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego, Warsaw.

Yes, Messershmitt, but in Krakow. Sorry, gumishu was first .... but half a point for you, too:)

Now, can you recognise the Polish artist by his style and theme?





Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
22 May 2019  #2,562
They are real role models for other forum members

Why, thank you kind sir!

Polish artist

Another one that died too young, those are paintings by Andrzej Wróblewski. Are they both from his Execution series?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
23 May 2019  #2,563
those are paintings by Andrzej Wróblewski. Are they both from his Execution series?

Yes and yes! He was sort of haunted with the scenes of German occupation.

Now, an unusual quiz. Name 4 or 5 possible Polish heroines of this painting. I don`t want you to guess correctly, we can do it at the end, but first try to recall all Polesses who died young and were sincerely mourned, either by family or by their peoples, both in history or legends. Who that person is isn`t important. Guess who she could be!



Atch 17 | 2,843
23 May 2019  #2,564
Now, this is an interesting one. Looks like quite a modern painting, with that loose brush work..........he fact that she's lying on straw but covered with fur............I can't make out what that thing is above her, but portraits always have something in them to symbolize the sitter.........

Ok, here are a few guesses:

Jadwiga, Queen of Poland
Emilia Plater
Barbara Radziwiłł
Rozalia Lubomirska (though as she was beheaded this would presumably depict her during her imprisonment)
Maria Piotrowiczowa, heroine of the February Uprising
Janina Lewandowska, WWII pilot, died at Katyn (she wasn't blonde or especially pretty but artists are often known for romanticizing their subjects, so.....)
Irena Morzycka-Iłłakowicz WWII intelligence agent, was blonde and pretty. The clothing in the painting looks contemporary to that period too.

Come on Pawian, put us out of our misery!

And thank you for your kind words teacher, I try to be a good contributor :))
backtothefuture - | 22
23 May 2019  #2,565
It's Smierć Ellenai by Jacek Malczewski, this painting comes from 1883, there are at least two more with the same title, from 1906-7.
A tricky riddle, because Ellenai is a fictional character from Anhelli, a play by Słowacki.
Słowacki mourned the failure of the 1830 November Uprising, Malczewski made it into allegory of the January Uprising 1863.
The thing on the wall is the Black Madonna, Matka Boska Częstochowska icon.

Atch has presented a very comprehensive list of young Polish heroines, let me add to it Wandę co nie chciała Niemca ;)
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
23 May 2019  #2,566
Jadwiga, Queen of Poland

Yes, indeed a comprehensive list as backto has noticed. Thank you, you get a point.

The thing on the wall is the Black Madonna, Matka Boska Częstochowska icon.

Yes, exactly.
Atch, you had doubts about it but let me tell you it is an obvious guess for a typical Pole, so whenever you see an obscure picture which looks like a portrait and there is a round shining object at the top and a smaller one beneath and you can`t discern features of the face because it is so dark, then it must be Black Madonna.

let me add to it Wandę co nie chciała Niemca ;)

Yes, chronologically, Wanda is No 1. :)

It's Smierć Ellenai by Jacek Malczewski, this painting comes from 1883.

Yes, exactly, the full painting below:

And a new riddle: What event does this painting show?





Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
23 May 2019  #2,567
What event does this painting show?

Not at all sure about this one. Is it the opening of an art gallery or museum?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
23 May 2019  #2,568
Neither of them but you are close - sth in between. :)
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
23 May 2019  #2,569
An exhibition of a particular artist's work?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
23 May 2019  #2,570
Yes, exhibition but comprising many artists.
backtothefuture - | 22
23 May 2019  #2,571
Another easy one from me.
What painting is there on the wall and what is the name of the cartoonist?
Hint: the painting has been mentioned in this thread.



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
23 May 2019  #2,572
I can only guess at the painting because it hurts my eyes just looking at it! Battle of Grunwald? I have no idea about the cartoonist.
backtothefuture - | 22
23 May 2019  #2,573
@Chemikiem
If it hurts your eyes, it must be Grunwald! :) Congratulations, I I had to resize the picture so it's not very clear but you've got it.

I'll wait for somebody to guess the cartoonist's name.
BTW, do you know what "ustawka" means?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
25 May 2019  #2,574
While thinking about the exhibition painting (hint - it took place in Warsaw)......

Whose artist`s style do you recognise?:



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
25 May 2019  #2,575
do you know what "ustawka" means?

I've heard the term in reference to football hooligans arranging a meet up for a punch up, so I guess in terms of the cartoon, Battle of Grunwald was the granddaddy of them all ;) Still don't know who drew it though.

exhibition painting

After much pondering, I can only think that the painting represents the exhibition that took place shortly after the opening of Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw in 1900. Not sure if it's right though, as it seems too close to my original answer.

Whose artist`s style do you recognise?:

I have no idea! It's a bizarre picture.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
25 May 2019  #2,576
after the opening of Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw in 1900

Sorry, no. Hint - nearly 100 years earlier.

I have no idea! It's a bizarre picture.

Yes, his style was unusual, marked with war memories like Wróblewski`s. Another hint - he created collages mostly.

See another one:



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
25 May 2019  #2,577
nearly 100 years earlier.

Fine Arts Exhibition in Warsaw 1828, as painted by Wincenty Kasprzycki
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
25 May 2019  #2,578
Yes! it was an important one, the first Polish art exhibition after the third partition had been imposed on the Commonwealth.

Collage artist is waiting and in the meantime

Which Polish artist had such a style? and motifs...



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
25 May 2019  #2,579
Collage artist is waiting and in the meantime

Hej! I'm going as fast as I can here! You have to give me pondering time :)
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
25 May 2019  #2,580
Sorry, when I say that sth is lingering, I don`t mean to hasten anyone. I just remind myself there is an unsolved riddle so that I won`t miss supplying it with hints etc.


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