When reading Polish Romantic literature, you may be bewildered at how unusual it seems, especially compared to its French, English, and American contemporaries. There may be similar themes and philosophy behind it, but something feels off, something is different from other romanticisms. Culture.pl is here to explain what makes Poland’s version of Romanticism unique. Read more »about: Poland's Unique Take on Romanticism: Why Is It So Different?
Weddings in Kielce, communist-era film chronicles, avant-garde Hungarians, improvised punk, post-club music, echoes of the Holocaust and Georg Philipp Telemann. Culture.pl's Filip Lech brings you his subjective, and most eclectic, playlist celebrating Poland's diverse music scene in 2017. Read more »about: Music from Poland in 2017: A Subjective Mixtape
For many centuries, pagan religions had officially disappeared from European countries. But recently, thousands of people seem to be flocking back to the traditions of their ancestors. That’s why, among the many religious organisations registered in Poland, one of the biggest is now the Native Slavic Faith – the faith of the olden days. What seems to be the appeal? Read more »about: Roots Revival: How Slavic Faith Returned to Poland
Antoni Bohdanowicz peers into a work of art belonging to his family, given to them by Andrzej Bobrowski who received it from the artist himself: Stanisław Frenkiel. As he examines how the striking work makes him feel, he reminisces about the life of an artist in exile who never got the recognition he deserved in his homeland. Read more »about: Stanisław Frenkiel & the Death of Marat
‘Polish cuisine is likely to become recognised worldwide’, claims Fabio Parasecoli, director of food studies at the New School in New York, who has written about Polish cuisine in the Huffington Post. Culture.pl takes a look at global trends which will affect the development of Polish cuisine in 2018. Read more »about: A Year in Polish Food: Culinary Trends for 2018
An Art Deco icon, a woman dandy and Madonna’s favourite painter. Tamara de Lempicka’s legacy is very much alive, trespassing the borders of art history and philosophy, boldly entering into fashion, photography, literature and music videos. Culture.pl examines the painter’s wild life and presents a snapshot of her ever continuing influence.
Read more »about: Tamara Łempicka’s Art Deco Legacy