Mieczyslaw Porebski, a renowned Polish art historian, critic and academic, died a year ago on 10 September. Today, we would like to take a brief look at the legacy of the man who made an enormous contribution to Polish culture.
Jerzy Nowosielski is generally perceived as an author of icons and church interiors; however, his contribution to modern Polish art is not constrained only to those areas of creation. He combined the East with the West and maneuvered between such different forms of expression as sacrum and profanum, religious
Grzegorz Miecugow remembers Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Prime Minister of the first non-Communist government.
In 1989, I was head of the best radio editorial team in Poland at the time - 'Zapraszamy do Trójki' ('Welcome to Program Three'). In April of that year, it was already after the Round Table meetings and after the decision
In the early 1990s, at the peak of his popularity, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki’s classical compositions hit the contemporary pop charts and overshadowed such artists as Leonard Cohen, Madonna or David Bowie. ‘The Telegraph’ ranked him third among the most influential performers and show-business figures of the time
The long tradition of horse riding has its reflection in the geographic scope, number of horse breeds and riding styles, and for several decades the American school has been one of the most prevalent techniques in that field. One of the figures that had the strongest contribution into the improvement and maintenance
When she became head of the British government, Great Britain had already experienced two decades of economic malady and chaos. The pound was losing in value, the inflation was nearly 25%, and unemployment, despite the rules that the economists supporting interventionism believed in
In Poland, Wladyslaw Hasior is regarded as one of the pioneers of pop-art and assemblage, while abroad he is often called 'the most talented student of Rauschenberg and Warhol'. He was one of the most important and original Polish artists of the second half of the twentieth century who formed his own vision of art
When telling the story of one of the greatest Polish artists of the inter-war period, one encounters an enormous problem, namely - is it possible to capture the essence of this character without writing a voluminous book? Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, also known as Witkacy, was a true renaissance man
Perhaps not everybody is aware that Slawomir Mrozek, famous dramatist, prose writer and cartoonist associated with surrealistic humour, totalitarianism and the Theatre of the Absurd, is in fact a Polish author. Yet this is the country where he was born and brought up and whose history influenced both his life
History shows that taking leadership in a post-revolutionary, post-war country has always been a tall order and Mohammed Morsi, the first President of Egypt who has no ties with the army, is no exception here.
In fact, this engineer educated in the United States might be one of the unluckiest people in his country
US diplomats called him the 'alpha male'. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin - the most influential person in Russia, the most popular politician and also one of the most intriguing men in the world.
In Russia itself, Putin is seen almost as a savior of the nation, defender of the sovereignty of Russia and the perpetrator
Charlie Rose, the man that has spoken with almost every important politician in the USA. Why is he so successful? He has been doing what he is doing for the last 40 years, so we can say that he has reached the top. Rose was born in 1942 and started his work as a journalist at the age of 30, but to find the reasons
For ages, humanity has been looking for proof of God's existence. Even though today it has yet to be found, people are still trying to prove that there is someone who listens to our prayers. Many scientists think that there is no God and all the answers lie hidden within knowledge. There was once a Swiss mathematician