Celebrations of Midsummer in Polish art

I’ve been collecting various images depicting the Polish celebrations of Midsummer – called in Polish Noc Świętojańska (St. John’s Night), Kupalnocka / Noc Kupały (Kupala Night), Sobótki or Wianki – for quite a long time now. Here’s a little gallery with some of my favourite pieces: old paintings, woodcuts, litographs and sketches in various art styles from around late-19th and early-20th centuries. Enjoy!

Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976):

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

Midsummer in Polish art: Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976)

 


Maja Berezowska (1893-1978)

Midsummer in Polish art: Maja Berezowska (1893-1978)
“Sobótki”

 


Seweryn Bieszczad (1852-1923):

Midsummer in Polish art: Seweryn Bieszczad (1852-1923)

 


Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917):

Midsummer in Polish art: Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)

 


Ludwik Stasiak (1858-1924):

Midsummer in Polish art: Ludwik Stasiak (1858-1924)

 


Włodzimierz Tetmajer (1861-1923):

Midsummer in Polish art: Włodzimierz Tetmajer (1861-1923)

 


Ferdynand Ruszczyc (1870-1936):

Midsummer in Polish art: Ferdynand Ruszczyc (1870-1936)

 


Władysław Podkowiński (1866-1895):

Midsummer in Polish art: Władysław Podkowiński (1866-1895)

 


Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896):

Midsummer in Polish art: Witold Pruszkowski (1846-1896)
Fern Flower

 


Apoloniusz Kędzierski (1861-1939):

Midsummer in Polish art: Apoloniusz Kędzierski (1861-1939)

 


Wojciech Gerson (1831-1901):

 

Midsummer in Polish art: Wojciech Gerson (1831-1901)Midsummer in Polish art: Wojciech Gerson (1831-1901)

Midsummer in Polish art: Wojciech Gerson (1831-1901)
‘Kupala’, b&w copy of a lost painting

 


Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902):

Midsummer in Polish art: Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902)

 


Witold Chomicz (1910-1984):

Midsummer in Polish art: Witold Chomicz (1910-1984)

 


Franciszek Kostrzewski (1826-1911)

Midsummer in Polish art: Franciszek Kostrzewski (1826-1911)

closeup:

Midsummer in Polish art: Franciszek Kostrzewski (1826-1911), closeup

 


Małgorzata Łada-Maciągowa (1881-1969)

Midsummer in Polish art: Małgorzata Łada-Maciągowa (1881-1969)

 


Stanisław Fabijański (1865-1947):

Midsummer in Polish art: Stanisław Fabijański (1865-1947)
“Wianki” in Kraków

 


Various litographs from Polish magazines published in late 19th century:

Midsummer in Polish art
Wianki festival in “Kłosy” magazine, 1884
Midsummer in Polish art
Preparing wreaths. “Tygodnik Ilustrowany” magazine, 1882
Midsummer in Polish art
Sobótki illustration from “Kłosy” magazine, 1870
Midsummer in Polish art
Fern flower illustration from “Kłosy” magazine, 1870

 


Side note: I will be definitely adding more pictures to this gallery in the future, soon as I find more interesting artworks. Know about an artwork that isn’t included here yet? Let me know please!

To learn more about the scenes depicted, such as jumping over bonfires or floating wreaths on water, read my article: Midsummer celebrations in Poland.

Click here to check various contemporary photographs from these celebrations in Poland.


Noc Świętojańska w sztuce / Noc Kupały w sztuce / Sobótki w sztuce / Wianki w sztuce

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