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Krakow-National Museum

 

Taken from the tram stop.  "Wyspianski" was Stanislaw Wyspianski (1869-1907):

 

"a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspianski was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted artists of his time in Poland under the foreign partitions. He successfully joined the trends of modernism with themes of the Polish folk tradition and Romantic history. Unofficially, he came to be known as the Fourth Polish Bard (in addition to the earlier Three Bards: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Slowacki, and Zygmunt Krasinski)." Wikipedia

Krakow-National Museum

 

Taken from the tram stop.  "Wyspianski" was Stanislaw Wyspianski (1869-1907):

 

"a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspianski was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted artists of his time in Poland under the foreign partitions. He successfully joined the trends of modernism with themes of the Polish folk tradition and Romantic history. Unofficially, he came to be known as the Fourth Polish Bard (in addition to the earlier Three Bards: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Slowacki, and Zygmunt Krasinski)." Wikipedia

comments (7)

SC is such a good place for getting our education, Tom. Thanks. smile
Tom Wilson: One learns something every day!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2018, 07:04
I think I recognise this place Tom. I guess it must be a contemporary building, most of the place having been flattened during WW2
Tom Wilson: Yes, this is a relatively new building - but Krakow was virtually untouched by the war:
https://culture.pl/en/article/how-krakow-made-it-unscathed-through-wwii
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2018, 07:31
This looks like a more modern place in Krakow, Tom. Did you visit any museum in Krakow?
Tom Wilson: Yes, it is outside the old centre, not far - about 20 minutes walk or a short tram ride. As I was at a conference I didn't have much time for museums, but did do this one - as you will see smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Dec 2018, 09:12
I had not seen this but would have liked to visit this museum.
Tom Wilson: It is worth a visit, not least for Leonardo's "Lady with an Ermine".
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Dec 2018, 10:06
Looks to be on a campus of some sorts.
Tom Wilson: Nope, it's just on its own in that location - apartment blocks and offices around.
Modern but not unsightly, and finished off with autumn coloured trees.
Tom Wilson: Started in 1935 and finished in 1989 - presumably WWII had something to do with the delay!
The building has an unfinished look to it Tom. Like many I confess to never having heard of this chap
Tom Wilson: I'd never heard of him either, Bill - but he is evidently highly though of in Poland. I guess each country has its cultural heroes!

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