THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Antoni Piotrowski and Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz
IN THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY
14 September – 19 November 2017
Opening on Thursday, 14 September, at 18:00
The Palace, Knyaz Alexander I Sq.
The exhibition, ‘Antoni Piotrowski and Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz in the Collection of the National Gallery’, emphasises the role of the two Polish artists in the recognition and affiliation of Bulgarian figurative art by European artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Some 70 pictorial artworks and drawings are exhibited, created or inspired during the artists’ residence in Bulgaria, and illustrating their creative biography and craftsmanship in depicting multi-figured battle scenes and historical compositions, as well as official portraits of emotional, imagerial depth. These works testify to the endeavour by Antoni Piotrowski and Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz objectively to preserve that reality and to recreate episodes of events from some of the most turbulent and consolidating periods in Bulgarian history and statehood.
For the first time, 51 original drawings by Antoni Piotrowski are presented to the public – works that he, as a war correspondent of leading European publications, created in the field during the dynamic battles and dramatic moments of the Serbo-Bulgarian War, in addition to reproductions of the graphics printed in those editions.
The exhibition and its catalogue have been made possible with the support of the Polish Institute in Sofia.
For further information:
Kalin Nikolov – 0898 213 530
Radosveta Staneva – 0885 000 093