Kielce – The National Museum in Kielce (The Concentrating Area XVII by Jan Berdyszak)

The National Museum in Kielce doesn’t have a large collection of modern art from Polish artists, but it does have a couple of rooms. I took this photo from such an oblique angle as the lighting set-up meant that my shadow was otherwise cast firmly across the centre.

Anyway, this artwork is by Jan Berdyszak (1934 to 2014) and I have absolutely no idea what it’s supposed to mean or represent. The middle bit is empty, so we’re left to look at the rest, which is acrylic and which was created in 1977. There’s a series of these, entitled The Concentrating Area, which are apparently designed to encourage meditation and thought. I have to confess to not meditating for very long.