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Polish Artist Splatters National Gallery’s Staircase With Paint And It Looks Absolutely Beautiful
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Polish Artist Splatters National Gallery’s Staircase With Paint And It Looks Absolutely Beautiful

Zacheta, Polish National Gallery Of Art, is a place which combines modernity with history. Usually, it holds exhibitions, but painter Leon Tarasewicz used it as a canvas and transformed Zacheta itself into an actual piece of art.

He covered the gallery’s staircases with paint. However, the chaotic look can be misleading, because in reality Leon had a clear vision of what he wanted to portray and carefully planned everything to look that way. At first, he painted the steps with base colors (blue, red, and yellow) at the top. Those three paths merge in one intersection which then combines their colors and everything splatters down the main entrance, perfectly framing a remarkable Gladiator statue.

When viewed from below, this rainbow of colors contrasts with the subtle sculpture above and creates a beautiful harmony between old and new in Warsaw’s oldest museum to show contemporary art.

More info: zacheta.art.pl | artnet.com (h/t: my modern met)

 

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Shiva Dheva
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5 years ago

I am afraid the cleaning staff got a heart attack when they discovered it.

Violaine LB
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5 years ago

The sides look messy. Would have been nicer if the sides had been kept clean.

Shauday Smith
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5 years ago

I was gonna say! I really wish the artist taped off the edges so there would have been clean lines between the wall and the floor.

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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5 years ago

Unique harmony between the old and the new indeed...

Tricia Overstreet
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5 years ago

I agree, Evisa. It now makes the stairway now interesting to the young audiance - the kids will have a smile on their face as they walk up these stairs > with their interest now SPARKED, they are likely to start looking everywhere to see if anything else fancies them like the stairs just did.

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Shiva Dheva
Community Member
5 years ago

I am afraid the cleaning staff got a heart attack when they discovered it.

Violaine LB
Community Member
5 years ago

The sides look messy. Would have been nicer if the sides had been kept clean.

Shauday Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

I was gonna say! I really wish the artist taped off the edges so there would have been clean lines between the wall and the floor.

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

Unique harmony between the old and the new indeed...

Tricia Overstreet
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree, Evisa. It now makes the stairway now interesting to the young audiance - the kids will have a smile on their face as they walk up these stairs > with their interest now SPARKED, they are likely to start looking everywhere to see if anything else fancies them like the stairs just did.

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