Anna Błasiak

The Lady of Life and Death
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Lady of Life and Death

To some, she was known as Magna Mater; to many others, she was known as Cybele. She is, of course, the Mother Goddess of the ancient world.
Anna Arno
An Archivist of Nature
Art + Stories
Art, Fiction

An Archivist of Nature

Anna Atkins was the author of the first photographic album in history, yet her achievement was largely unknown until the 1970s.
Maciej Świetlik
What Do Colours Tell Us?
Art + Stories
Experiences, Fiction

What Do Colours Tell Us?

The meaning of different colours is largely subjective and changes over time and cultures – as a brief tour through art history illustrates.
Anna Arno
Building with Colour
Art + Stories
Experiences, Art

Building with Colour

The Mexican architect Luis Barragán brought a wealth of colours to the walls of his buildings, always working in tune with the natural appearance of local surroundings.
Zygmunt Borawski
Art Is Explosion!
Art + Stories
Experiences

Art Is Explosion!

Some reject the art of Tarō Okamoto – including the Tower of the Sun – as primitive, yet he was perhaps one of the only truly avant-garde artists of Japan.
Karol Sienkiewicz
A Painter in Turbulent Times
Art + Stories
Experiences, Fiction

A Painter in Turbulent Times

The Jewish painter Mela Muter was born to a socialite family in Warsaw and died alone in France. Along the way, she created a remarkable variety of art.
Zbigniew Libera
The Wild Wisła We Love!
World + People
Dreams and Visions

The Wild Wisła We Love!

The artists Ewa Ciepielewska and Agnieszka Brzeżańska talk about their annual art residency FLOW, which is held on a boat that traverses the length of the Vistula River.
Karol Radziszewski
From the Desert to Museums
Art + Stories
Art

From the Desert to Museums

Long marginalized as ‘primitive art’, the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia is slowly but surely gaining global recognition.
Karol Sienkiewicz
The Pygmalion Effect
Art + Stories
Experiences, Art

The Pygmalion Effect

According to the ancient myth, the king and sculptor Pygmalion fell in love with an ivory statue of his own creation. What do such legends tell us about the human psyche?
Anna Arno
The King of Krakowskie Przedmieście
Art + Stories
Experiences, Fiction

The King of Krakowskie Przedmieście

Andrzej Partum was an orphan and vagabond, a provocateur of the cultural establishment, and – to some people, at least – mentally ill. But he was above all an artist.
Zbigniew Libera
Teenage Heroes
Art + Stories
Experiences, Fiction

Teenage Heroes

Today’s youth are often maligned by the older generations, yet many of them have the drive and ability to fearlessly change the world.
Maria Hawranek
Not Just the Mona Lisa
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Not Just the Mona Lisa

The most famous smile in art belongs to Mona Lisa. Yet upturned lips have a much longer history in portraiture, indicating a wide range of emotions – mystery, bliss and even disgust.
Anna Arno