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Tatra Epic in Paintings

  • In the mid-19th century, a new location appeared on the artistic and social map – Zakopane. Not only was it a holiday destination, but above all a fashionable resort in which, under the pretext of tuberculosis treatment, the artistic and intellectual Parnassus used to meet. The popularity continues, and with time Zakopane becomes, as described by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 'a true paradise, a horrid orangery (…) a general production plant of a peculiar, nota bene purely Polish drug, 'zakopiate'.

    The list of its visitors is very long, and each year more artists flock to Zakopane for longer or shorter periods of time, some to stay permanently. The 'permanent' was very 'temporary' – observed Rafał Malczewski.

    This fashion resulted, among other things, in the characteristic Tatra epic painted by the artists of successive generations, which implied both their fascination with the impressiveness of the mountains and the idea of freedom hidden (dormant) in their rocks – so important in those days.


    Urszula Kozakowska-Zaucha

  • Jan Nepomucen Głowacki, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Tatras, 1837

    Jan Nepomucen Głowacki, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Tatras, 1837

  • Alfred Schouppé, In the Strążyska Valley – a drawing from the album 'Polish Landscapes by Alfred Schouppe', 1860

    Alfred Schouppé, In the Strążyska Valley – a drawing from the album 'Polish Landscapes by Alfred Schouppe', 1860

  • Aleksander Kotsis, A Trip to the Tatras, 1873

    Aleksander Kotsis, A Trip to the Tatras, 1873

  • Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski, Guide and Tourists in the Tatras, 1878

    Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski, Guide and Tourists in the Tatras, 1878

  • Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski, The Kościeliska Valley – a drawing from 'The 10-Year Tatra Diary of Walery Eljasz from 1883 to 1893 inlc.', 1883

    Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski, The Kościeliska Valley – a drawing from 'The 10-Year Tatra Diary of Walery Eljasz from 1883 to 1893 inlc.', 1883

  • Wojciech Gerson, The Bramka [Gate] Valley in the Tatras, 1890

    Wojciech Gerson, The Bramka [Gate] Valley in the Tatras, 1890

  • Aleksander Mroczkowski, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake, 1891

    Aleksander Mroczkowski, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake, 1891

  • Aleksander Mroczkowski, The Mała Łąka [Little Meadow] Valley, c. 1892

    Aleksander Mroczkowski, The Mała Łąka [Little Meadow] Valley, c. 1892

  • Wojciech Gerson, Podhale Landscape, 1892

    Wojciech Gerson, Podhale Landscape, 1892

  • Stanisław Witkiewicz, Mountain Stream in the Forest, c. 1894

    Stanisław Witkiewicz, Mountain Stream in the Forest, c. 1894

  • Stanisław Janowski, Ludwig Boller, Panorama of the Tatras (fragment), 1894

    Stanisław Janowski, Ludwig Boller, Panorama of the Tatras (fragment), 1894

  • Stanisław Witkiewicz, Spring, 1896

    Stanisław Witkiewicz, Spring, 1896

  • Aleksander Mroczkowski, View of Hawrań and Murań from Wołoszyn, 1899

    Aleksander Mroczkowski, View of Hawrań and Murań from Wołoszyn, 1899

  • Jan Stanisławski, View of Osobita, 1901

    Jan Stanisławski, View of Osobita, 1901

  • Leon Wyczółkowski, At the Chałubiński's Gate, 1905

    Leon Wyczółkowski, At the Chałubiński's Gate, 1905

  • Leon Wyczółkowski, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Fog, 1911

    Leon Wyczółkowski, Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Fog, 1911

  • Leon Wyczółkowski,  Morning over Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Tatras, 1920

    Leon Wyczółkowski, Morning over Morskie Oko [Sea Eye] Lake in the Tatras, 1920

  • Władysław Skoczylas, Giewont, plate from the 'Podhale Portfolio', 1921

    Władysław Skoczylas, Giewont, plate from the 'Podhale Portfolio', 1921

  • Rafał Malczewski, Tatra Landscape – Pond, c. 1928

    Rafał Malczewski, Tatra Landscape – Pond, c. 1928

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