Tonight the exhibition “On the Paths of the Soul. Gustav Vigeland and Polish Sculpture around 1900” opens at the National Museum in Krakow. Examining the influence of the Norwegian artist on young Polish talents of the era, the exhibition features an array of sculptures, varying as much in size as in their themes.
The title of the exhibition is taken from an essay by Stanisław Przybyszewski, a Polish writer and friend of Vigeland at the turn of the 20th century. In addition to known works from the Norwegian sculptor, the exhibition features pieces by Polish artists Konstanty Laszczki, Wacław Szymanowski (the sculptor of the Chopin statue in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park), Bolesław Biegas, and Xawery Dunikowski. The exhibition will run until 26 December.