14 Works, December 20th. is Józef Unierzyski’s day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #252

Józef Unierzyski (1863–1948)
Józef Unierzyski/ Decent from the Cross, c. 1887

Oil on canvas
Height: 151 cm (59.4 in); Width: 277 cm (109 in)
National Museum in Kraków

The Descent from the Cross is considered his best, most stylish and effective work, which — as it was written — “among the gray and quite sterile painting production in those years […] must have become an event in Krakow’s painting relations. Criticism fell into admiration, master Matejko was pleased to testify that a work so widely received with applause came out of his masterpiece “…

Józef Unierzyski (20 December 1863, Milewo — 29 December 1948, Kraków) was a Polish painter. From 1891, he served as a Professor of drawing at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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