Aleksander Gierymski [20]

Aleksander Gierymski (1850-1901)

Subject: Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Dimensions: 40x28 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 66000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: pad printing
Date of issue: 2006-12-05
Issue price: 105 pln
An effigy of Aleksander Gierymski from the painting "Self-Portrait with a Palette" of 1891-1892. On the right side, a stylised image of a fragment of the painting "Feast of Trumpets" of 1890. On the left side, a vertical inscription, ALEKSANDER/ GIERYMSKI/ 1850-1901. In the left bottom corner, a palette and three paintbrushes. On the palette, paints: red, yellow, green and blue.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
A stylised image of fragments of Aleksander Gierymski's painting "Jewess with Lemons" of 1881. At the top, on the right side, an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Around the Eagle, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, a notation of the year of issue, 2006 and an inscription, 20 zł. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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Aleksander Gierymski

Aleksander Gierymski was one of the greatest Polish painters of the 19th century. His paintings represent a personal journey towards impressionism and the avant-garde trends the representatives of which attempted to create a new painting synthesis, focusing on colour and light. Unwilling to compromise, he was stubbornly creating his own artistic vision, being his own the most severe critic. Already during Gierymski's life, in 1890, Wiktor Gomulicki wrote about him: „Whether he is by the Vistula, Tiber or Isar rivers, he is always himself; and he sheds a ray of his talent and his soul on everything he touches. (...) He never makes the smallest concessions for the sake of common tastes of the mob and seems to seek as little applause, as little he seeks profit from his paintings. ...

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