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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Tomasz Wichrowski

Tomasz Wichrowski

Editor-in-chief of the Photo section.

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Jewels of Tears and Loss

Jewels of Tears and Loss
Gems Set in History

Reading / culture
Between the Middle Ages and the turn of the 19th century, the custom of wearing mourning jewellery flourished, especially among the British elite. Tomasz Wichrowski
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The Golden Age of Silver

The Golden Age of Silver
Gems Set in History

Reading / culture
The Georgian era in Britain was a time of opulence. What jewellery trends emerged during this period of middle- and upper-class wealth? Tomasz Wichrowski
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Jewels for a Select Few

Jewels for a Select Few
Gems Set in History

Reading / culture
The rituals of the Freemasons are shrouded in secrecy, but what about the symbols and iconography on Masonic jewellery? Tomasz Wichrowski
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The Great Forger

The Great Forger
Gems Set in History

Reading / culture
Stanisław Poniatowski owned one of the most remarkable – and scandalous – collections of ancient carved gemstones. Tomasz Wichrowski
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Furry Caps and Neon Stems

Furry Caps and Neon Stems
An Interview with Maurycy Gomulicki

Magazine / culture
Maurycy Gomulicki, an artist and mushroom foraging enthusiast, talks about mushrooms, Mexico and his furry pink storeroom. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (8)

A Puzzling Artwork (8)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is one of the most beautiful examples of the fashion for still lifes. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (6)

A Puzzling Artwork (6)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is a story of the virtues, position and beauty of one extraordinary person. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (5)

A Puzzling Artwork (5)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist depicts a jubilant woman in a summer dress breaking car windows with a huge, tropical flower. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (7)

A Puzzling Artwork (7)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is in the middle of a desert and recalls ancient buildings. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (4)

A Puzzling Artwork (4)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist depicts a great battle between good and evil. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (3)

A Puzzling Artwork (3)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist was described as “the strangest work of art in any museum” by the precursor of pop art. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (11)

A Puzzling Artwork (11)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is an early example of US land art. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (2)

A Puzzling Artwork (2)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The works of this week’s artist are strongly connected to the Counter-Reformation... Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (9)

A Puzzling Artwork (9)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist contains a hidden symbol of the inevitability of death. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (10)

A Puzzling Artwork (10)

Reading / culture
We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is itself one of art history’s most puzzling paintings. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Puzzling Artwork (1)

A Puzzling Artwork (1)

Reading / culture
We present a new quiz series, involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The works of the artist in question often depict hidden symbols, intended to influence the viewer’s psyche... Tomasz Wichrowski