Malarstwo Jacka Świgulskiego w Nieszawiewhen: 12.09 - 02.01.2022
JANINA TWARDY. Złoty Jubileuszwhen: 02.07 - 19.09.2021
Wystawa z okazji jubileuszu Oddziału Stowarzyszenia Twórców Ludowych we Włocławku.when: 22.06 - 03.10.2021
WLOCLAWEK` FAIANCESlowackiego Street 1a when: 01.11.2015
The exhibition is situated in three halls and interior passage, at the first floor of the main edifice of the museum by Slowackiego Street 1a. It was organised in 1984. At the exhibition, there are 525 monuments which are illustrating the history of faiance` decorative art in 1873-1991. On the various of the form and function articles there are all decoration techniques, of which, after 1945, only handwork painting was reactivated.
THE GALLERY OF POLISH PORTRAITSul. Słowackiego 1a when:
Exhibition is presented in one room and hall on the second floor in the main building. It was organized because of the occasion of 100 years of Museum existence and opened for visitors on 14th march 2009 – the day of jubilee.
Stable exposition “The Gallery of polish portraits” shows works of distinguished polish painters, and also couple of unknown old works of anonymous artists. We can find there pictures from beginning of XIX century till XX – century. Presented in chronological arrangement, they give visitors opportunity to show the stylistic transformation that the portrait painting was yield, saying in one word – from classicism to colorism.
Exhibition is opened by paintings from the first part of XIX century. In this group we can find portraits that belong to the late classicism, empre, and romantic era. Their creators are: Franciszek Ksawery Lampi, Aleksander Molinar and Franciszek Pfanhauser. There are also portraits of important personalities that has sign in the history of region, like – image of general Augustyn Slubicki or Wiktor Slupski portrait – from 1832 – clerk of City Department in Wloclawek. In this group the special honour goes to the works of artist connected with our region – painter Maria Wodzinska from Sluzewiec, F.Chopin’s fianc’e and J.Slowacki’s muse and to Feliks Peczarski – prominent maker of genre painting. His last years of living were in Wloclawek.
Among the works from the second half of XIX century there are realistic canvas of artists that belong to the “Polish Munichois” group like – Kazimierz Alchimowicz, Jozef Simmler, Witold Pruszkowski, Wladyslaw Czachorski or Teodor Axentowicz.
Part of the works from the era of “Young Poland” (movement) is various and representative for a lot of trends. Impressionism is represented by – Leon Wyczolkowski, symbolism by – Jacek Malczewski and Vlastimil Hofman, secession by – Jozeff Mehoffer.
Collection of the paintings from the interwar period is the most various in the stylistic reason of all the works in our exhibition. From the 20-iest and 30-iest years of XX – century come portraits of so important painters like – Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Wojciech Kossak, Alfons Karpinski, Olga Boznanska, Jan Cybis.
The supplement of “The Gallery of polish portraits” is the exposition of historical personalities presented in the hall. We can find there portraits of kings, national heroes, created from XVII- century till second half of XX century – by anonymous artist and painters that worked in workshops of famous creators like – Van Dyck, or Marcelo Baccierellego.
DZIEJE WŁOCŁAWKA I REGIONU OD PRADZIEJÓW DO PRLwhen:
FOLC CULTURE OF KUJAWY AND DOBRZYN LANDul. Bulwary im. Marszałka J. Piłsudskiego 6 when:
The exhibition occupies three floors of the historic granary. It presents village at the turn of the 19th/20th century and it shows the most important elements of non-existent folc culture. The issues are showned in following order.
Basic economy department, farming, breeding and fishing preceding the introduction to whole exhibition ilustrated by maps, information boards about historical influences on traditional culture of Kujawy and Dobrzyn Land. Main section – farming, presented by tools used for farming works (ploughs, harrows, listers, suede harrows, hand-seeders) and photograms showing cycle of farming works. At the second part of exhibition there are articles connected with breeding, incubation of poultry (baskets, bucks), with house processing industry (feeding trough), with using animals for farming (yoke), and transport (harness). Specificity of both regions, their riverside location and presence of lakes, accenting objects connected with fishing, which was the important way to get food. There is big river boat, nets and snares and fishing bucks. The exhibition is enriched by short texts and photograms thematically connected with presented sections.
In this part, exposition including five main crafts: pottery, blacksmith, cart-wrighting, cooperage, plaiting. In each section there are tools and craft articles, what helps visitors to imagine those days producers. Supplement of it are short texts and photograms of craftsmen at work. The presentation of craft in ending by carpentry showing tools of carpenters by ilustrated construction details. This part is enriched by many slides showned types of buildings and whole farm characteristic for Kujawy and Dobrzyn Land.
Exposition in this part presenting fragments of the equipment of house interior of Kujawy and Dobrzyn. This combination allows to see important differences in the look of furniture characteristic for both regions. Furthermore, there are small house tools connected with food preparation and cleanliness keeping. Both annexes are connected by “house altar”.Huge part of exposition is dedicated to festive folc clothes. There are male and female Kuyavian clothes from 19th century with accent on homespun and typical for region of Kujawy clothes from the turn of 19th/20th century. Whole exposition is replenished by iconographic materials, copies according to sketches of Wojciech Gerson from 19th century which are showing clothes of Kujawy and women`s headdress.
Rich collection of historic folk sculpture is presented, with presentation of Holy Mother Skepska imitated on “miraculous”, gothic figure of Mary from Marian Shrine from Skepe. Thanks to this monuments we have full review of workshops which are existing here and natural artists. Furthermore, there are images of crucified Christ and Saints (St.John of Nepomuk, St.Laurence, Antony of Padua).
The last part of exposition approaching still alived on Kujawy shrovetide customs. There are costumes and properties of dressed up shrovers where leading role had a horse, stork, bear and goat. Replenishment of exposition are musical instruments, typical for folk bands from Kujawy. Some of them (accordion, violin) accompanied to group of shrovers.
STANISLAW ZAGAJEWSKI’S CERAMIC SCULPTURE (1927-2008)ul. Zamcza 10/12, Włocławek when:
The exhibition of sculptures by Stanislaw Zagajewski – one of Poland`s and the world`s premier representatives of l`art brut – features works from his most interesting and creative period, 1966-1990. The religious and animal sculptures come solely from the Wloclawek Museum`s collection, which was started in 1966.
The exhibition includes the unique bas-relief compositions Zagajewski calls “altarpieces,” as well as free-standing sculptures and wall masks. The altarpieces and most religious sculptures were inspired by the Passion of Christ (Christ in a Crown of Thorns, The Man of Sorrows, the Pieta, Arma Christi). The Lamb of God altarpiece and the sculptures of The Lamb and The Pelican also refer to the sacrifice of Christ and the mystery of the Eucharist. The free-standing sculptures are mainly uncanny representations of homely and exotic animals: the stag, the roe, the bear, the elephant, or the sphinx. The large sculptures include vases covered with dense fantastic ornaments: writhing human figures, animals, birds, and natural ornaments. Another group of works are the small, multicolored glazed bird statues, mostly representing peacocks. Some of them are decorated with “bouquets” made of beads or plastic caps and wrappings strung on wire.
After the death of Stanislaw Zagajewski exhibition was enriched with photography that show artist and citations with parts of his statements that comes from different periods. Now, when artist has gone away, he still lives with us thanks to his sculptures. Visiting the exhibition, you can see movies on the big-size screen, that present artist working at his sculptures and telling about the art. You can also remind about the way he lived and how he was walking with pushchair and dogs true the streets of Wloclawek. Artistic of “Wloclawski Nikifor” is as the same interesting and original as his philosophy and way he was living. All those elements are inseparable and put together they are making the whole portrait of Stanislaw Zagajewski. (artist)
THE LIFE AND WORK OF WACLAW BEBNOWSKI (1865-1945)ul. Zamcza 10/12, Włocławek when:
The exhibition presents the art of Waclaw Bebnowski and some objects associated with the artist. It includes the most interesting ceramic sculptures and functional objects from Poland`s largest collection, started at the Wloclawek Museum by the artist himself. A resident of Aleksandrow Kujawski, Bebnowski donated the first two sculptures to the Museum in 1935. The Museum began to acquire other works for the collection, which today consists of over 130 items, in 1965, primarily through purchases from Wloclawek, Ciechocinek, and Torun residents. After the first monographic exhibition in the Wloclawek Museum in 1979, the collection was considerably expanded through a large purchase from the sculptor`s daughter, Maria Fiszer.
The exhibition features figurative sculptures from 1913-1938: portraits, sacred sculptures, small animal statues. The majority of the works are applied art objects, such as vases, epergnes, or paper weights. In most of them Bebnowski`s uses his favorite art nouveau motifs, visible in the positions of naked nymphs, the long-haired female figures, and the ornaments inspired by the natural world or the art of the Far East. Each sculpture is covered in patina, usually imitating bronze casts.
In addition to sculptures, the exhibition includes Bebnowski`s watercolor and oil landscapes, drawings, and sketches. Several portraits illustrate the sculptor`s biography: a Biedermeier portrait of Waclaw Bebnowski`s father painted by one Tolinski in 1830; an art nouveau portrait of Bebnowski`s wife, Anna of the Golecki family, painted by Ignacy Pienkowski; and an oil portrait of Waclaw Bebnowski by E. Cwirko-Godycka. Of the few memorial objects in the Museum, a few documents from Bebnowski`s college years and some family photographs are on display. Several boards present a chronology of major events in the artist`s life.
THE LIFE AND ARTISTIC WORK OF STANISLAW NOAKOWSKI (1867-1928)ul. Mickiewicza 6, Nieszawa when:
Two halls on the ground floor are documenting life and creation of an outstanding theorist of architecture, pedagogue, drawer and painter Stanislaw Noakowski (1867-1928). The first part of the exhibition has biographical character and is placed in arranged notary office. The second part presents drawings and watercolors by Stanislaw Noakowski from 1916-1925. This part of exposition is located in reconstructed lounge from the seventies of 19th century.