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3.03.2011
Category: Reports

ŻELAZOWA HAS A NEW MONUMENT

On Sunday, February 20, in the House of Birth of Fryderyk Chopin the gala ceremony of unveiling the composer’s monument took place.

The wooden sculpture made by the Polish artist Józek Nowak was placed in the Etude building – one of the pavilions of the museum in Żelazowa Wola. Numerous guests were welcomed by Kazimierz Monkiewicz  - director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw.

Waldemar Dąbrowski, who was the  initiator of the idea to place the monument in Żelazowa Wola, thanked Halina and Mirosław Pieńkowscy for offering the sculpture and for their great engagement in promoting the work by Fryderyk Chopin abroad. He reminded among others about the patronage by Mr. And Mrs. Pieńkowscy over the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists from the Baltic Countries in Estonia and about founding the Chopin monument in Singapore and in Munich. Moreover, he drew the attention to harmonious fitting of the wooden sculpture in the building’s space, which was constructed in the framework of revitalisation of the Composer’s memory places.

Both Mirosław Pieńkowski and Józef Nowak, author of the sculpture, were visibly satisfied with the fact that the sculpture was placed in Żelazowa Wola, in the very source of Frydreyk Chopin’s genius.

Mariola Wojtkiewicz, author of the recently published monograph "Żelzaowa Wola, History of the Chopin House" (pl. "Żelazowa Wola. Dzieje domu Chopina") reminded the history of the monuments present in the park surrounding the mansion. The formal part of the ceremony was concluded with Chopin Recital by Marek Bracha, participant of this year’s 16th Chopin Competition.

About the monument

The wooden Chopin sculpture is two and a half meter high and represents the standing composer. The artist made it from one trunk of poplar with the use of axe and chainsaw only. On the basis of the monument there are three plaques with inscriptions. The first says: FRYDERYK CHOPIN. The second: Dar Haliny i Mirosława Pieńkowskich w 200. rocznicę urodzin Fryderyka Chopina (en. A Gift from Halina and Mirosław Pieńkowscy on the 200th anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s birth) with words below: Żelazowa Wola, 20 lutego 2011 roku. (en. Żelazowa Wola, February 20, 2011). The third bears the words: Rzeźba drewniana, autorstwa Józka Nowaka / Odlew w brązie odsłonięty w Monachium w 2010 roku. (en. Wooden Sculpture by Józek Nowak / Bronze Cast Unveiled in Munich in 2010). The bronze copy mentioned in the last inscription was unveiled on October 18, last year in the central Poet’s Park at Odeonsplatz  in Munich.

 

 

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Chopin Monument. Head of the monument.

Etude building and the Chopin monument.

Etude building and the Chopin monument.