Tag Archives: Poland

1920: Seascape

Ludwik Cylkow: Untitled Seascape (c 1920)

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1964: Oh, My Mangled Head!

In his book Alice in Many Tongues (1964), Warren Weaver spends the last chapter using a curious method to evaluate various translations of Alice in Wonderland. He takes the same passage from each translation—a portion of the Mad Tea-Party—and asks … Continue reading

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1894: Swans

Józef Pankiewicz: Nocturne: Swans in the Saxon Garden in Warsaw by Night (1894)

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1960: Fasten Your Seatbelts

Based on a novel by Stanisław Lem, the 1960 East German/Polish film The Silent Star is set in the future of 1970, when explorations in the Gobi desert unearth an strange crystalline object containing a fragmentary message from Venus. It … Continue reading

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1920: General Confusion

Stanislaw Witkiewicz: General Confusion (1920)

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1898: Spring Flood

Stanislav Zhukovsky: Spring Flood (1898)

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1929: Power Plant

Wiktor Jekimenko: Łódź Power Plant (c. 1929)

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