WE ASKED YOU ON FACEBOOK...
Gallery »

Maciej Janicki, Curator of the Chopin Museum, asked you on facebook: "is Chopin pictured on the portraits, as George Sand stated, as "an exceptional physiognomy, lacking both age and sex"? Or maybe as a man of a physical expressiveness?". Here are some of the answers:

“I find Chopin a handsome man of somewhat revealing expression: his face is soft, with gentle lines instead of harsh definition; his nose is the only really sharp part of him, and the gentleness in his eyes offsets even this. You look at his face and really get the impression that he speaks softly (but this is not always so in his music!). You see at once a man who has exceptional depth of mind and heart”. [Kalvin Lee]

 

The temporary exhibition "An exceptional physiognomy..." can be visited till the 23rd of June.