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Poland in photo riddles


Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
25 May 2019  #2,581
Which Polish artist had such a style?

It's not Stanisław Wyspiański is it?
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
25 May 2019  #2,582
Yes, it`s him! Tell us, where did you study Polish art, artists and their styles? :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
25 May 2019  #2,583
I'm just very interested in Art. I hadn't actually seen that picture, but the style was very definitely his.
My favourite Polish artist is Gustaw Gwozdecki. I tried really hard to get hold of a print of his painting Kobieta z flagą a few years ago, but I couldn't find anywhere I could buy it. I saw the painting in Poznań's National Museum and I couldn't take my eyes of it close up.

Unfortunately, I'm clueless about the the artist known for collages.
Maybe someone else will know.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
25 May 2019  #2,584
Polish artist is Gustaw Gwozdecki.

Yes, he is known but does not belong to mainstream art. And I think you don`t mean flag but flask.

Hint - he used to live and work in southern Poland, in a famous mountainous resort. I visited his museum/study/home in 1980s.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
26 May 2019  #2,585
And I think you don`t mean flag but flask.

Oops! Yes of course I meant flagon.

he used to live and work in southern Poland

Władysław Hasior.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
26 May 2019  #2,586
Continuing with art riddles, who is this and where is it?
For some reason even after rotating it, I can't get it the right way up!



OP pawian 153 | 8,419
26 May 2019  #2,587
14 hours have passed and nobody? Come one, such a known statue of King Jan Sobieski who repelled those two Turkish guys when they tried to break into his palace in Wilanów. :):)

Władysław Hasior.

Yes! Great artist but poisoned with love to communism a little. :):)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
27 May 2019  #2,588
Yes, I knew it would be easy, but I thought it would give others a bit of respite from the torturous riddles ;)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
29 May 2019  #2,589
Another easy one.These portraits are of foreign emperors who ruled Poland. Where can they be found?



OP pawian 153 | 8,419
30 May 2019  #2,590
The two emperors and 1 empress are rulers who carried out the partitions of Poland. In the background I can see this characteristic old style German writing. So it should be a museum located in one of the partition countries - Germany or Austria, preferably in the capital city. After checking the artist who painted the Catherine Great portrait, I learnt it is on display in Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna.

Who is sitting and watching what?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
30 May 2019  #2,591
it should be a museum located in one of the partition countries - Germany or Austria,

Sorry, but no. It is indeed in a museum, but in Poland :)
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
30 May 2019  #2,592
Aah, so the portraits are copies! You didn`t warn us about it. :) it is Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
30 May 2019  #2,593
Who is sitting and watching what?

That would be the Emperor Nero. He is watching a group of Christian martyrs about to be burned alive, as allegedly, they were the perpetrators of the Great Fire of Rome.

The painting is called Pochodnie Nerona ( Nero's Torches ) by Henryk Siemiradzki. On display In Kraków.

You didn`t warn us about it. :)

Well, I just presumed you would know that they would be in Poland - sorry!
Yes, your answer is correct, gold star awarded, I will have to move on to the next difficulty level with my riddles :)
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
30 May 2019  #2,594
Well, I just presumed you would know that they would be in Poland - sorry!

Well, even for a while I didn`t think it was improper to post pics about Poland from Vienna. As long as they pertain to Poland, it is OK, I suppose.

Point for Emperor Nero who was my counter reply to your nasty Emperors. :)

I will have to move on to the next difficulty level with my riddles :)

Elementary, Watson!

Can you give the title of the painting, its style and explain how it contributed to Polish music?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
30 May 2019  #2,595
Ooh, that painting looks really familiar, but I'll have to ponder awhile............
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
30 May 2019  #2,596
Key hint: its title is based not on what one of them is doing but on what two others are going to do. :):)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
31 May 2019  #2,597
The painting is called Podaj Cegłę ( Pass the Brick ) by Aleksander Kobzdej and its style is an example of Socialist Realism.

As for the influence on Polish music, are you talking about the musical counterculture of 'forbidden' jazz music being played in underground cellars as a rebellion to state-backed music? At that time, the communist world view was promoted by presenting labour-related themes, and therefore state-backed songs were the order of the day, no non-Polish or non-Soviet music allowed. Musically, people listened to film soundtracks, radio orchestras, art song etc
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
31 May 2019  #2,598
Full point for the brick and socrealism.
The question about music was a bonus without a point. Just a little curiosity. I didn`t mean underground jazz of the stalinist times, but much later times. Hint - music in the pretty female version.

In the meantime:
Where is this stove?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
1 Jun 2019  #2,599
music in the pretty female version.

I have no idea what you mean I'm afraid.......

Where is this stove?

Artus Court in Gdańsk. It's really beautiful :)
Bluzeki - | 78
1 Jun 2019  #2,600
Wow, those are really nice paintings:)
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
1 Jun 2019  #2,601
I have no idea what you mean I'm afraid.......

Google for the title of the painting in youtube , you will see what I mean.... :):):)

Artus Court in Gdańsk. It's really beautiful :)

Yes, the biggest stove in Poland. Probably in Europe too. :) The interior is out of this world, indeed. . A must for any tourist in Gdańsk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artus_Court

Who had this style?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
2 Jun 2019  #2,602
you will see what I mean.

Izabela Trojanowska?

That painting also looks familiar, stuff of nightmares though.........I will have to think because I get the feeling I might be confusing it with one by a non-Polish artist.

A must for any tourist in Gdańsk.

I feel gutted now, I have a couple of pic of Arturs Court from when I went, but for some reason, didn't go inside :(
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
2 Jun 2019  #2,603
Izabela Trojanowska?

Yes, her best record from 1981 contained the song "Pass the brick" A cult album which I still listen to today, I recommend it to you.

That painting also looks familiar, stuff of nightmares though...

Hint - it was a male artist and rumours claimed he wasn`t himself when creating most of his art.

I have a couple of pic of Arturs Court from when I went, but for some reason, didn't go inside :(

There are a lot of pics showing the impressive insides.
Bluzeki - | 78
3 Jun 2019  #2,604
Ok, can anyone name this town??????



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
3 Jun 2019  #2,606
male artist and rumours claimed he wasn`t himself when creating most of his art.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. The painting is called Composition and was painted in 1922.
Dougpol1 27 | 2,672
3 Jun 2019  #2,608
My friends' father rebuilt the tower in the foreground I believe - partly as a personal donation.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
3 Jun 2019  #2,609
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz.

Yes. Allegedly he was drugged when painting such stuff but it could be a self-made legend.

How about this style? (Hint': I chose one of the decent ones by this artist)





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