- October 3, 2014
In the space of Polish and Russian art. A new exhibition in the House of Polish Culture
“Do you like that sculpture?” said an elegant lonely woman that was watching the exhibition in the House of Polish Culture. “It seems that the artist wanted to show the ability to combine different materials. Didn’t he concentrate only on this too much? The combination of wood, metal and glass seems to be the triumph of form over substance,” I said. “Unfortunately, it seems that you are right,” added the woman.
In the House of Polish Culture we can see a new joint exhibition of Polish and Russian artists. Among many names printed under the works, you should pay attention to at least a few authors. Definitely, the members of Association of Polish Painters Artists in Lithuania Elipsa are in the foreground. It is sure that you will not omit the graphics of Stanisław Kaplewski from the cycle Wesołe kapelusze (Happy hats) or Tryptych Starego Wilna of Stanisław Szafranowicz. Among Russian painters, the portraits made with the photographic accuracy of Andrej Cesiulewicza will draw your attention. In the photographic part of the exhibition, there are only Russian artists but sugary nudes, the attempts of multiple exhibition and the artificial pose of a woman with a city in the background are neither stirring nor even original.
Nevertheless, it seems that the numerous works that you can see in the House of Polish Culture let everybody find something for themselves, from picturesque landscapes of Wladimir Pustowoj to religious works full of symbols and pictorial presentations of Vilnius. More demanding connoisseurs will be satisfied by a few works of Russian and Polish artists for whom it is worth coming here and seeing the exhibition.
The exhibition of Polish and Russian painters and men of letters of Vilnius
Dom Kultury Polskiej (The House of Polish Culture)
1-15 October 2014
Admission is free of charge.
Translated by Marta Wojtowicz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.