On the occasion of 150th anniversary of Olga Boznańska's birth on 15 April 2015, the National Museum in Krakow and the National Museum in Warsaw organized and exhibition devoted to her work and life.
Olga Boznańska is considered as one of the most distinguished painters of the Young Poland movement, active in Munich and Paris. She was born in 1865 in Kraków and died in 1940 in Paris. Her artistic formation was influenced by sophisticated art of James McNeill Whistler, and artists placed on the border between realism and impressionism, Edouard Manet and Wilhelm Leibl. During the Munich period she created large, full-length portraits inspired by Velázquez.
The subject-based arrangement of the exhibition include portraiture, images of children, motherhood, urban landscapes, atelier interiors and still-life. It was supplemented with works by artist who influenced and inspired her.
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), Girl Lost in Thought, 1889, private collection
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), Portrait of a Young Woman with a Red Parasol, 1888, private collection
Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916), Three Ladies with Parasol, c. 1880, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), View from the Kraków Studio, c. 1914, National Museum in Warsaw
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), The Cathedral in Pisa, c. 1905, National Museum in Warsaw
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), Self-portrait, 1893, National Museum in Warsaw
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), Portrait of a Young Woman, 1890s, private collection
Eugeniusz Zak (1884-1926), Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1905, private collection deposited to National Museum in Kraków
Olga Boznańska (1865-1940), Nasturtiums (Composition with Nasturtiums), c. 1906, National Museum in Krakow
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), Roses in a Flat vase, 1882, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Józef Czajkowski (1872-1947), Flowers in a Vase, c. 1900, National Museum in Warsaw
Palette of Olga Boznańska, National Museum in Kraków
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