Polish paintings

Fischer 1794-1801 | Michel 1941-1948 | Scott 1675-1682 | Year of issue 1969 | People's Republic of Poland


1794
Motherhood
(by Stanisław Wyspiański)


1795
The Polish hamlet
(by Jacek Malczewski)


1796
Indian summer
(by Józef Chełmoński)


1797
Two girls
(by Olga Boznańska)


1798
May sun
(by Józef Mehoffer)


1799
Combing woman
(by Władysław Ślewiński)


1800
Still life
(by Józef Pankiewicz)


1801
Kidnapping the princess
(by Witold Wojtkiewicz)

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Translations

Malarstwo polskie = Polish painting.
Macierzyństwo = Motherhood.
Hamlet Polski = The Polish Hamlet.
Babie lato = Indian summer.
Portret dwóch dziewcząt = A portrait of two girls.
Majowe słońce = May sun.
Kobieta czesząca się = A combing woman.
Martwa natura = Still life.
Porwanie królewny = The kidnapping of the king's daughter.

Glossary

Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907).
Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929).
Józef Marian Chełmoński (1849-1914).
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940).
Józef Mehoffer (1868-1946).
Władysław Ślewiński (1854-1918).
Józef Pankiewicz (1866-1940).
Witold Wojtkiewicz (1879-1909).

I translated "Babie lato" as "Indian summer". Babie lato is a phenomenon. At the end of summer, there are numerous thin threads, flying with the wind. They are made by small spiders, who had just hatched from the eggs. To distribute themselves, they create said threads, which act as a kind of sail. The spiders of that species are so small and light, so thanks to that thread they can travel at great distances, flying with the wind. Then the abandoned threads fly on their own. That's what's called "babie lato" (the name also means the period when it happens, early September). If you'll look closely at the painting, the lady holds such a thread in her hand and seems to play with it.

Resources

List of Polish painters

Stanisław Wyspiański
Jacek Malczewski (www.pinakoteka.zascianek.pl)
Jacek Malczewski (artyzm.com)
Józef Chełmoński
Olga Boznańska
Józef Mehoffer (artyzm.com)
Władysław Ślewiński
Józef Pankiewicz (www.culture.pl)
Józef Pankiewicz (artyzm.com)
Józef Pankiewicz (info-poland.buffalo.edu)
Witold Wojtkiewicz (artyzm.com)

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