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From Berezina to Río de la Plata
Florian Czarnyszewicz was a great writer who was, until recently, seemingly obscure. In fact, so few people had heard of him that when the famous American rock star Steven Tyler announced several years ago that his grandfather had been a Pole named Czarnyszewicz, hardly any noteworthy media outlets deemed it necessary to report that surprising fact.
Art in 3D - experts from Łódź are working on a VR system for presenting oil painting
Virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to present works of art. One of the companies in BioNanoPark Łódź is the first in Poland to develop a system that uses photogrammetry to digitise oil paintings and present them in 3D.
Tamara Łempicka. The queen of modernism
Tamara Łempicka is one of the most highly regarded artists of the Art Deco style, a classical, symmetrical form which had its peak between 1925-1935. It was known as the "Arts Decoratifs" and Łempicka was the most memorable artists representing that style.
Old masterpieces acquired for Polish museum collections
“Among activities pursued by the Polish foreign service there is one which brings exceptionally beautiful and valuable results. It involves acquiring works of art, which are then donated to museums across the country,” said Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at the hand-over ceremony at the MFA headquarters.
Over 100 polonaises for 100 years of Polish independence
A total of 106 works have been submitted in a competition for composers to write a polonaise to grace this year’s centenary of Poland’s independence.
If Germany had won the war...
Few Poles have found a place among the best-known heroes of computer games. Lara Croft is English, the well-brought-up Morgan Yu from 'Prey' has Chinese roots, while Niko Bellic from 'Grand Theft Auto IV' grew up in the former Yugoslavia. Geralt comes from Rivia, which may be Slavic, but is it near Poznan or even Rabka? So, we are left with Captain William Joseph Blazkowicz from the iconic 'Wolfenstein' series. A real Polish hero, a man who never gives up.
Irish poet awarded Herbert Prize
Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill is the recipient of the 2018 Herbert International Literary Prize, named after the prominent Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.
The 10 best Polish books coming out in English in 2018
Reportage, epic poems, novels, classics and new releases - here's our selection of the top ten Polish books coming out in translation this year.
Unique knife of an early medieval scribe discovered in Pasym
Unique knife used by early medieval scribe has been discovered in the Pasym castle (Warmia and Mazury). The VIII-IX century knife is the only such object known from Poland. The closest similar objects come from Great Britain, Frisia or Norway.
Polish actress wins Swedish film award
Polish actress Julia Kijowska has won the Swedish Film Institute’s Guldbagge Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her performance in the film "Strawberry Days."
Only the truth is interesting
The centenary of regaining independence by Poland is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of independent Polish culture. One its most eminent representatives was no doubt Józef Mackiewicz – a Polish writer, reporter and political journalist. January 31 marks the 32nd anniversary of his death. On this occasion Poland.pl talks to Prof. Maciej Urbanowski, chairman of the Józef Mackiewicz Literary Prize.