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The UnderGlass 3D

'The UnderGlass' – a 3D painting located in the public escalator hall of the Centre of Glass Heritage in Krosno – is the first durable indoor painting of this type in Poland. It is 80 m2 large and is located on the floor of the room. It was painted by Ryszard 'Ryho' Paprocki – architect and artist from Cracow – and the subject of the work corresponds to the leading profile of the Centre's activity, presenting the process of glass-blowing which is the most traditional method of producing glass. 'The UnderGlass' has the form of an additional underground level of the building. The aim of this unique project is to promote both the 90-year-old tradition of glass-working in Krosno and the unknown and underestimated art of glass production.

In spite of its street-art nature "UnderGlass" is a unique work. Paprocki made use of many sophisticated techniques with Renaissance ones, the same that the very Da Vinci used to apply, among others. It is a masterpiece, and a terrific attraction for tourists at the same time, as this is a painting on which you not only can but must step on. The composition of the painting has been enriched with a few bridges, shelves and a rope hanging over the glass-blowing studio. They are meant to entertain and people posing for photos should head for this areas.

See you in the Centre!

Attention! Photos should be taken from the point precisely marked on the floor. Photos taken from any other points will not 'work' and will be deformed. A detailed manual for photographers is available by the entrance to the escalator hall.

Selected facts and figures

  • The size of the painting – 80 m2
  • Duration of work – 11 weeks and 2 days
  • Amount of paint used during the work – over 100 liters
  • Number of action plans in the painting – 17
  • For the most of the time the Artist worked on his knees
  • The smaller 3D painting leading into the point from which photos should be taken is 8 m2 large and is the 4th 3D painting in Poland.

The painting is available for tourist within the Centre's working hours which can be checked HERE

3D to the power of 2

'TheUnderGlass' combines two 3D arts – 3D painting and 3D mapping. It will be a worldwide premiere of multimedia projections (prepared by Tving Stage Design) on a 3D painting. 3D street and 3D video art has never come together in one project! It is a truly 3D squared art!

The 3D-mapping projections are presented on Saturdays during spring and autumn-winter seasons. One show lasts 5 minutes or so and is looped so that as many spectators as possible can see it, because a single show can be watched by a limited amount of people.

The admission is free. The entrance – through the doors by the Legionów Street side.