Lecture of the Bydgoszcz Academy of Art
In the interwar years, almost everything changed in the reborn state. Economic and social problems were discussed, as well as what the new architecture should look like. The last problem was urgent – many people had no roof over their heads, many lived in small flats. They had to be arranged practically and cheaply. Of course, there were also exclusive interiors, such as those preserved to this day – in the Presidential palace in Wisła, or those known only from photographs in the apartments of film stars. Exclusive furniture was made of expensive wood species, was veneered, upholstered with linen or leather. The cheaper ones were made of pine, the decorations were limited. The walls of both the rich and the less wealthy houses could not have done without kilims and reproductions of images by famous Polish painters – from Grottger to Skoczylas.

Agnieszka Wysocka – PhD in art history from the Laboratory of Documentation and Popularisation of Monuments of Regional Centre of Culture and Art in Bydgoszcz. She teaches history of art at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. As a reviewer for the Polish Radio of Pomorze and Kujawy, she has been for many years watching and commenting on what has been happening in galleries and museums.

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