Unpolluted World

Let us set out together on a journey along the path of landscapes from the collection of the Masovian Museum in Płock

Flowering shrubs (Italian motif) (20th Century) by Jan StanisławskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Towards nature

The art of early modernism turned to nature constantly. Landscape becomes one of the artists' favorite genres of expression and enjoyes great popularity among the audience.
Jan Stanisławski, "Flowering shrubs (Italian theme)", 1902

Italian landscape (1918) by Edward OkuńMasovian Museum in Płock

To Italy for inspiration

The creators of that period travel extensively all over Europe, not only for educational purposes, but also in search of inspiration outdoors. 

Edward Okuń, "Italian Landscape", 1918

Roman aqueducts (19th Century) by Edward OkuńMasovian Museum in Płock

Out of passion for views

New ways of seeing nature arise from the experiences of realists, naturalists and impressionists - from a passion for views based on direct contact with the charm of mountains, forests, meadows, rivers and sea waves.
Edward Okuń, "Italian Landscape", 1918

Sapphire harmony. Landscape from Zakopane (20th Century) by Rumuald Kamil WitkowskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Deeper meanings

The artists often give deeper meanings to nature and its representations. 

Romuald Kamil Witkowski, "Sapphire harmony. Landscape from Zakopane", 1906

Autumn landscape (20th Century) by Jacek MalczewskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Universal good and beauty

They give them features of familiarity (nationalization), look for signs of divinity in them (pantheism), look for universal good and beauty in them (panestheticism).
 Jacek Malczewski, "Autumn Landscape", after 1900

Castle in Czorsztyn (20th Century) by Jan StanisławskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Master from Krakow

The pedagogical activity of Jan Stanisławski, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, plays a leading role in awakening the fascination with the unspoiled world and the homeland. 

Jan Stanisławski, "The Castle in Czorsztyn", 1900

Landscape of Finland (20th Century) by Konrad KrzyżanowskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Master from Warsaw

A role similar to Stanisławski was also played by Konrad Krzyżanowski, lecturer at the Warsaw School of Fine Arts. 

Konrad Krzyżanowski, "Landscape from Finland", 1908

Zakopane - painting (20th Century) by Jan StanisławskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Painting on the go

Masters and students organize study trips and paint in the Tatras and Beskids, Mazovia and Ukraine.

Jan Stanisławski, "Zakopane", 1904

Sunflowers (study) (20th Century) by Jan StanisławskiMasovian Museum in Płock

Love of nature

Their accomplished works are beautiful pages in the history of modern landscapeism, understood as the universal love of nature and the free approach of the authors to various aesthetic trends in their authentic work.
Jan Stanisławski, " Sunflowers ", 1905

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