If you happen to be in Warsaw, Poland, try visit Zacheta, its National Art Gallery which is often used for holding art exhibitions in the country. But that’s not it. You should know that the gallery has a bit unique in its appearance since its staircases are painted in rainbow of colors. Just check them out.
Actually it’s the job of Leon Tarasewicz, a Polish artist who is behind those staircases’ mesmerizing look. He thought that the gallery is a piece of art in itself. So, he used the staircases as canvas for his painting.
Even though the chaotic look of his paint job on the staircases seem to be misleading, actually in real life, Leon has a clear vision of what he is doing and he is a person who has good planning on stuff he is doing.
For Tarasewicz, the gallery is not just a place to hold some exhibitions, but it is more than a place that combines modernity with history. That’s why he decided to really bring new form to the appearance of the gallery.
About his work on the staircases, in the beginning, he would paint the steps with base colors like yellow, red and blue on top. Those three colors then would blend in one intersection which then combine the colors and the main entrance everything splatters down perfectly mounting an incredible statute of Gladiator.
When viewed from below, this rainbow of colors contrasts with the subtle sculpture above and creates a beautiful harmony between old and new in Warsaw’s oldest museum to show contemporary art.