Polish painter Mariusz Lipski - Symmetry Axis Between Imagination and Objects Remembered

These paintings and graphics created by Mariusz Lipski exhibited in untypical public space, make me want to see the works closer.

On 7th of August 2013 there was an opening of the exhibition at Traffic Club in Warsaw, made me also think about the ways we remember people and things surrounding us.

See the works in Warsaw, Poland, at Traffic Club, ul. Bracka 25 (Chmielna corner), 3rd floor and atrium, 06.08-06.09.2013.

Quotation from the artist:


If truly?
If objectively?
According to Aristotle things we learn sensually can be remembered only if digested by imagination.
Imagination then becomes the symmetry axis between things remembered and imagination..."


Where is Tate Modern Located in London?

Where is Tate Modern Modern located I have asked myself while standing in front of the Tate Britain?!
My pocket guide was referring only to Tate Gallery and brougt me to Millbanks.
I was kid in the fog until I turned back to internet and discovered there are 4 Tate Galleries.  So this post is solely for those who search the way to Tate Modern.

Visiting Tate Britain is was also great - there will be separate post about it. 

If you want to plan your journey ahead use this helpful site.
Address: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Website: Tate Modern
Tube stations: London Bridge, Southwark.


Fine Art Painter Michal Warecki

Yesterday we've spent lovely evening at Cartonovnia - fine art gallery in Warsaw, Poland, attending the vernissage of Michał Warecki the polish fine art painter.
He started to paint earlier that he started to walk, as he used to fall asleep on her mothers paintings while she was painting. He maily paints women. I wonder is this expression of love or hate?   


30 Best Polish Contemporary Painters

1. Andrzej Wroblewski (1927-1957) - a legend of the modern Polish painting. Polish auction record is 308 000 PLN, estimates New York Sotheby \ 's are at least 25 000 USD. Wroblewski’s legacy is of more than 150 oil paintings, more than 1 400 drawings, watercolors and gouache, 84 monotypes, 65 prints.

2. JerzyNowosielski (b. 1923) - painter, illustrator and stage designer. Combines the tradition of sacred art and realism. Master of portrait and act, simplicity, depth and feeling. "Girls on the ship"  sold at auction in Poland on March 7, 2013 for the price of 100 000 EUR.

3. George Tchorzewski (1928-1999) - first of all abstractionist, the creator of "abstract figuration". André Breton includes him in the mainstream of the surrealists. Great compositions, most lavish structures. Images also extremely lively and juicy with contrasting textures. Images of Tchorzewski increasingly appear on the market, with increasingly higher prices (around 60 000 PLN and more).

4. Stefan Gierowski (b. 1925) - the first significant appearance on the famous exhibition at the Arsenale (1955), was associated with the Warsaw legendary Crooked Circle Gallery. Since 1957 Gierowski called his works Paintings and gives them the Roman numbers. Images of Gierowski are certainly undervalued. Image: Untitled, 1963, oil on canvas - auction price: 20,000 USD, other images in the price of about 13,400 USD.

5. Kazimierz Mikulski (1918-1998) - for 30 years he was a designer at Burlesque Theatre in Cracow. His paintings are very lyrical, surreal and somewhat naive. Priced around 34,000 USD.

6. Tadeusz Brzozowski (1918-1987) images steeped in allusion organics like torn flesh and the skin move to the world of stains, which opened reveal their secrets and layers. Allusive abstraction, but never literal. Auction prices of around 12 000 USD.

 7. Alfred Lenica (1899-1977) - avant-garde, began as a student of economics. Also musician. Learned painting privately, quickly began to exhibit. Subject to different inspirations - cubism, expressionism, surrealism, finally tachist - in 1958 developed his distinctive style, consisting of covering the canvas with several layers of color and then removing the paint spatula. Priced around 12 000 USD. 

8. Jan Szancenbach (1928-1998) - wonderful paintings of a peaceful, balanced look, although very disciplined and sophisticated composition. Paintings very rich in color and structure. Priced around 10 000 USD.

9. Alexander Kobzdej (1920-1972) - Initially, one of the leading
painters of socialist realism, later painter and creator of the material properties of a combination of video and sculpture. Priced around 5 000 USD.

10. Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) - painter, founder of the world-famous theater. Being a legend during his lifetime, remained a legend and a symbol of Krakow. Today his works are rare and priced around 10,000 USD.

11. Jan Tarasin (b. 1926) - paintings sometimes integrate different elements. Usually it's dark characters on a bright, soft and pastel backgrounds. Not appreciated by the market, priced around 5,000 USD.

12. Tadeusz Dominik (born 1928) - brought a distinctive, decorated in a style expressive and spontaneous informal painting style. His works were also enriched texture effects. There are also decorative elements, rhythmic repetition. Priced around 5,000 USD.

13. Henryk Stażewski (1894-1988) - an outstanding representative and co-founder of Polish abstract art. In Paris belonged to famous groups Abstraction-Création and the Cercle et Carré. Very characteristic relief compositions with high compositional discipline over time have become freer. Superbly operate sophisticated colors, the play of light and shadow, showed paradoxes and homogeneity of space and color. He created the mural paintings, interior design, posters, ceramics. Priced around  8,000 USD.

14. Jan Lebenstein (1930-1999) - in 1959 he won the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris for the first Biennale of Young Artists in Paris and moved there permanently. In the 60s created \ "Bestiary \", a series of creatures, then the human figures and a fantastic, involved in mythological and dreamlike scenes, all fueled by the erotic. Very limited colors, cool. Priced around 5,000 USD.

15. Maria Jarema (1908-1958) - sculptor, painter, set designer. Painted in tempera, gouache and watercolor small, distinctive compositions observation of nature, interpreting it and even grotesquely deformed. Compositions very expressive, anthropomorphic.
16. Stanislaw Fijałkowski (b. 1922) - painter and graphic artist. Priced around 7,000 USD.

17. Zdzislaw Beksinski (b. 1929) - an architect, is a self-taught painter. He was involved in photography. Created abstract paintings, compositions surreal and distorted, steeped in death and life. Priced around 7,000 USD.

18. Andrzej Fogtt (b. 1950) - at the beginning belongs to the so-called new figuration, later offered his own language. His paintings covered with expressive color spots created an illusion of three-dimensional space. He used a special - mixed with dust magnet - paint, which placed on the picture gives the impression of vibrating in the matter. Priced around 4,000 USD.

19. Jerzy Duda-Gracz (1941-2004) - illustrator, designer, professor, journalist and at the same time extremely prolific painter. Lyrical paintings and landscapes. Priced around 6,000 USD.

20. Stefan Artur Nacht-Samborski (1898-1974) - the master of the great paintings hidden in the privacy of capturing the culture of color, simplicity theme, composition, great peace, and at the same subtle charm. Priced around 5,000 USD.

21.  Eugene Eibisch (1896-1987) - a great classic, colorist. Paintings juicy, almost baroque. His better known works are in major international collections. Priced around 12,000 USD.

22. Jerzy Wolff (1902-1985) - painter, essayist, priest. He painted an intimate, delicate landscapes often small formats. Inner peace and affirmation of the world. Underestimated. Priced around 1,300 USD.

23. Roman Owidzki (1912-2009) - abstract compositions, oil. Analyst, blessed with the gift of synthesis, appealing in his compositions that folds inside a mystery. Priced around 8,000 USD.

24. Teresa Pagowska (b. 1926) - her paintings are recognized immediately - figurative, often operate stain raw canvas, very sophisticated compositionally. Priced around 3,200 USD.

25. Jacek Sienicki (1928-2000) - his painting was stretched between figurativism, often with great dramatic character and the need for abstraction. The limited range of topics. Priced around  7,700 USD.

26. Kiejstut Bereźnicki (b. 1935) – priced  around 6,700 USD.

27. Jonas Stern (1904-1989) - priced  around 1,500 USD.

28. Czeslaw Rzepiński (1905-1995) - priced  around 2,500 USD.

29. Vaclav Taranczewski (1903-1987) - priced  around 4, 200 USD.

30. Jan Dobkowski (b. 1942) - priced  around  4,700 USD.


Edward Dwurnik, respected Polish artists, having an exhibition at the National!

On the occasion of 70th birthday of the artist the National Museum in Krakow organized a large retrospective exhibition of nearly 150 works and prints. Edward Dwurnik is one of the most popular and respected Polish artists.

He is foremost a painter - seeing and perceiving the world as a painter. He says that he would get insane if would stop painting, so painting is his way of life, a pure necessity.

Over nearly half a century Dwurnik painted nearly 5,000 images, created about 14 000 works on paper, and almost 3500 images. Very early developed his own recognizable and legible artistic language, and earned the recognition of viewers and collectors.

Critics have written that his paintings resemble "cartoons reporting on contemporary events" that "bends over homely reality" is the "chronicler". Dwurnik achieved commercial and financial success. also he had an impact on some young Polish artists. Another great Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal doesn't hide that Dwurnik impressed him with a few of the paintings.

Presented at the National Museum in Krakow works have been arranged chronologically, so you can see the continuity of certain themes in the art of the artist.

Exhibition: March 23 - June 9, 2013 Main Building, al. May 3 1 - Department of the National Museum in Krakow, Variables Exhibition Hall, Ground floor


Picasso book - amazing photos

Found this book on the shelf of my vacation destination few days ago. It's amazing - if you have a chance grab it and enjoy!


Picasso arts

Steven Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors owner bought the painting of Pablo Picasso's "Le Rêve" for $ 155 million. The price is the highest ever in the history of the United States offered for a work of art. Steve Cohen is well known art collector in the world. In his collections can be found canvas of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet, de Kooning, Picasso, Cezanne, Warhol.

Cohen started to build his art collection around 2001. The newly purchased Picasso painting "Le Rêve" shows Marie-Therese Walter, who was the artist's lover, model and muse.
Already married, 45-year-old Picasso met Walter in 1927 on one of the streets of Paris when she was only 17 years old. Despite the significant difference in age, it was the greatest love of the artist, which lasted for the next decade, and that inspired him to create many wonderful sculptures and paintings.

If you haven't seen the movie about it yet, maybe it's time to have a look at it. Search for  "Surviving Picasso" (1996). 


Nowosielski "Girls on the Ship" sold at 100 000 euro

"Girls on the ship" painted by Polish painter Jerzy Nowosielski was sold at auction in Desa Unicum in Poland on March 7, 2013 for the price of 414 000 zł. "Girls on the ship" appeared on the auction market 17 years ago (1996), at that time the work was sold at 10 000 euro.

During Thursday's auction new owner paid 100 000 euro, which means 820 % return on investment, annual rate of return of 48%.

Jerzy Nowosielski is considered one of the most outstanding Polish contemporary artist. "Girls on the Ship" is very representative of Jerzy Nowosielski's works.


Polish art addictions - biggest auction

I was pure feast for Polish art addicts. In 2008 two biggest Polish art auction houses, competiting with each other in regular conditions, united their efforts in order to organise special (available only to VIPs) auction of 85 paintings.

Because paintings are unique, I would like to share some of them with you.

This was the largest collection of Polish paintings, owned privately, that came to the market at the same time.
When I think about art - beauty or creativity comes first to my mind, but there is no art without money. Paintings appeared on the market, because one richest Poles, Ryszard Krauze, decided to get rid of part of his collection. Why? Nobody knows. He is selling his companies, paintings etc. Unofficially there are only speculations - one of them says he decided to move out from Poland due to some 'misunderstandings' with our current political moguls (Kaczynski bros. - one of them is president of Poland). Others say, he 'knows better' the coming economic situation.

That's enough of introduction, let's have some FUN! and finally see the paintings. This is a mixture of antique and modern art.

Jacek Malczewski 'Youth' 1916
(I love this one best - I think. What a way to show the power of youth and beauty...)

Alicja Hohermann 'Dancer from a cabaret' 1935

Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) "Enchanted City II"

Eugeniusz Zak "Rambler" 1924

Henryk Hayden "Musicians" 1953

Ignacy Witkiewicz "Meeting with unicorn in Rocky Mountains" 1920

Jakub Cukier "Portrait of a woman"(1900-1969)

Jan Matejko "Portrat of Zdzisław and Bolesława Wlodkow as children" 1862

Jerzy Nowosielski "Nude" 1959

Jerzy Nowosielski "Nude Hydra" 1973

Jerzy Nowosielski "Nude with Red Washbasin" 1975

Jerzy Nowosielski "Girl in Bikini" 1973 (?), 1958 (?)

Jerzy Nowosielski "Weird Phenomenon in the Mountains" 1966

Jerzy Nowosielski "Woman and the City" 1970-1971

Jerzy Nowosielski "Women at the Sea"

Jerzy Nowosielski "Kidnapping of Europe"

Jerzy Nowosielski "Kidnapping of Europe" 1976

Jozef Pankiewicz "Landscape of Cassis" 1928

Jozef Pankiewicz "Landscape from South of France" 1922

Leon Wyczolkowski "Roses" 1903, 1907

Stanislaw Wyspianski "Angels with Wrapper" 1889

Stanislaw Wyspianski "Portrait of Miss Sternbach" 1904

Tadeusz Makowski "Still with glass and apple" 1915

Witold Wojtkiewicz (1879-1909)
Mrozowska and Milewski (Klara and Albin) from Melpomena Portfolio

Wladyslaw Roguski (1890-1940) "Portrait of a woman"

Zdzislaw Beksinski "Figures" 1977