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Stańczyk - Brickheadz

Stańczyk - Brickheadz

I was first introduced to this sad court jester via the painting Stańczyk by Jan Metejko. I loved it immediately. The surface-level image of a sad Renaissance-era jester sitting alone in his red suit, pondering a sadness or loss just feet from a party—it feels relatable.

Stańczyk was more than just a jester in the court of three Polish kings though! Aside from being a prudent satirist and philosopher of his time, Stańczyk has long since become a symbol of independence in Polish culture and art.

There’s a lot happening in the painting and with our friend Stańczyk—I recommended taking a further look!

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