The Storks (Bociany) by Chelmonski - Jigsaw PuzzleJozef Chelmonski (1849-1914) was a famous Polish painter. He was especially brilliant in catching a nature - his portraits of peasants, countryside landscape and nature are masterpieces. The puzzle below presents his picture - "The Storks" (in Polish Bociany). It was painted in 1900.
Poland has the highest populations of storks - the quarter of all world population of storks (40,000 from 160,000 worldwide) reside in Poland in summer and have their nests there. Storks are under a full protection of law. Poles love storks and protect their nests - since they bring good luck and... babies, according to the folk beliefs. Check more information about bociany (storks) and travel to Poland.
Read also about Polish peasants, their folk costumes and culture.
If you need a help how to solve the puzzle check a help which is included in anotehr jigsaw puzzle with Prussian Homage - famous Polish picture by Jan Matejko.
Contemporary Polish Folk Artists by Hans-Joachim Schauss
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