Seeing Japan, Imagining Poland: Polish Art and the Russo-Japanese War

Józef Mehoffer, “Europa Jubilans,” oil painting, 1905 (courtesy of the Lviv Painting Gallery).

This piece was first published in 2008 ♦ On first inspection it seems unlikely that the interests of Polish artists and writers in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century – the theme of this essay – could anything more than the subject of a minor footnote in the history of either country. Living … Continue reading