• Andrzej  Wróblewski, Museum, 1956

    photo. César Delgado Martín

Wróblewski’s depiction of the eponymous Museum as a dissection table surrounded by a confused audience observing the human remains on display could serve as an excellent metaphor for the crisis of a holistic vision of the world, including the overall crisis of museums in the traditional sense. It can be seen as a point of departure for a modern museum grappling with the disintegration of the image of the world. Its task is no longer just to collect objects, but to link them together into a new whole, and assign sense to them by proposing a vision of the world. The gouache Museum was the first donation of the Friends  of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and it still has a special place in  the collection, as it speaks directly about—and on behalf of—the Museum. 

Year: 1956
Medium: gouache on paper
Format: 30×41,8 cm

Acquisition: gift
Ownership form: collection
Source: Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie
Index: MSN: 4300-1/2010
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Donated by Society of Friends of the Museum

See also

Other Works From That Artist