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Tell me what was Nicolaus Copernicus Profession

Marcin Maciejowski2004/2004

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu
Toruń, Poland

The picture by Marcin Maciejowski takes the form of an educational board, divided into two parts, with tasks for the viewer. On the left side, there is a portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus in a three-quarter profile, according to a quite popular standard representation of the astronomer present in culture and pop culture. Under the portrait, there is an inscription made in a simple, readable font: “1. Tell Me What Was Nicolaus Copernicus’ Profession”. Then, on the right side of the canvas, there is, painted on a white background, a map of Poland as a red, flat area with three points marked in the form of small black circles. Under the map, there is an inscription with the same font as on the left side: “2. Show on the map Toruń, Olsztyn, and Frombork”. [P. Lisowski]

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