From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects
The publication "Long Live Art! Feliks Jasieński's Collection. From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects" accompanies the exhibition organized in the branch of the National Museum in Krakow – the Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House.
The introduction to the book presents the figure of the prominent art patron, collector and the greatest donor of the National Museum in Krakow.
His rich and diverse collection is represented by sequences of its most outstanding works, carefully selected and provided with commentaries in form of Feliks Jasieński's quotations. He himself “guides” us through the exhibition and presents a small but impressive part of his treasures: mostly masterpieces of painting, drawing and printmaking from the Młoda Polska [Young Poland] period – including works by Leon Wyczółkowski, Władyslaw Podkowiński, Józef Pankiewicz, Jacek Malczewski and Stanisław Wyspiański.
The excellent and informative background for Polish art in its modernist version consists of sequences of Jasieński's contemporary or older examples of outstanding European prints as well as Japanese art and weaving arts from the Orient and the Middle East, which he was particularly interested in.
A valuable supplement to the guide includes a full list of the exhibited works of art, while the aesthetic value of the publication lies in its impressive set of colour reproductions.
Refer to the publication
Exhibition "From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects"
Length: 136 pages
Text: Polish, English