The optical perspective in Poland

“The optical perspective in Poland” – the catalog and the exhibition at the Jagiellonian Library, Cracow, 2016, curator Ada Palka

“The optical perspective in Poland” by Ada Palka


Wela: Anamorphosis


Sébastien Le Clerc (1626-1714)



Marcin Czaja


Pietro Testa (1611-1650)


Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680)



Gioseffe Viola Zanini (1575-1631)


Mario Bettini (1582-1657)

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Exhibition “Tree Whispers“, Valbonne


Exhibition “Tree Whispers” by Aleksandra Sobol and WELA

10-25 September 2016

Opening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address: Salle St. Esprit, 1 place de l’Eglise, Valbonne (near Nice)

Aleksandra Sobol and Wela are two Polish artists living in France. One is an illustrator and architect, the other painter-sculptor. Both are inspired by trees and nature.
The drawings Aleksandra Sobol tell stories of trees that live and feel, stories of love, tenderness, mood … Soothing stories, a bit surreal, sometimes melancholy but never sad.
Wela (Elisabeth Wierzbicka) explores the similarities between humans and other organisms through light installations and abstract paintings combining vegetable and animal. Her ambiguous works invite reflection on our relationship to the environment.