Dominik Maiński

Dominik Maiński

I was born in 1979 in Warsaw, but I have tied my life with Lublin. I am a graduate of the history and history of art at the Catholic University of Lublin and I earned a doctorate of history at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. I have completed training and lectures at the University of Reykjavík in Iceland, University of Nordland in Bodø in Norway, University of Bosphorus in Istanbul in Turkey and University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada in Portugal. I am a lecturer at the Open University of KUL and the University of the Third Age in Lublin. I have written several dozen scientific and popular science articles in the field of artistic craftsmanship, numismatics and medallic art, as well as copyright in art and Scandinavian art. I have participated in many scientific conferences and received a scholarship from the Mayor of Lublin. I was an actor of Leszek Mądzik’s Art Scena KUL, thanks to which I participated in numerous theatre festivals. I also worked at the Art Gallery of the Visual Stage on the organization and arrangement of exhibitions. Travelling is my passion, so I’m often on the road. The results of my travel are meetings and photography exhibitions.

 

I often show tourists around Lublin as a PTTK guide. I am the originator and organizer of East est — the Festival of Eastern Travels in Lublin, where the greatest travellers, writers and artists working around the broadly understood Orient meet. I recently climbed Toubkal (4167 m above sea level) — the highest peak in North Africa. And just before the pandemic, I visited one of the farthest places from Poland — Easter Island.

Languages:
Polish, English

Tours

The walk aims at showing the participants the most important places where life in old Lublin went on in a cumulative way. Currently, besides being a place of the residents’ meetings, these are the areas used for some cultural events. The history of selected squares will be told. Attention will be paid to existing and non-existing buildings that marked the layout of the squares or gave them characteristic features. A place primarily owes its atmosphere to the presence of people, and the events associated with them. In the squares people from various social groups met, a trade took place, people participated in demonstrations or holy masses, they experienced joy and tragedies of life.
In Lublin, you can find many masterpieces of the painting of nationwide or even worldwide significance. Painting is associated mainly with a technique of picture on canvas and in the decorative frames. In the city, the paintings adorn the walls of many churches and tenement houses. Frescos and a rare technique of monumental art - sgraffito – were also used outside the buildings. The aim of the walk is to familiarize the visitors with the most beautiful and interesting paintings in Lublin, coming from different eras and made in various technologies - from the flagship Rutheno-Byzantine frescoes in the Holy Trinity Chapel to the modernist mosaics and contemporary murals, which are rarely shown to the participants of Lublin tours.
While walking along the streets of Lublin, passersby's attention is focused primarily on the appearance of the buildings as a whole. When passing buildings, you usually don't have time for an in-depth observing and analysis of the richness of some facades. Meanwhile, the wealth of architectural details in Lublin can delight. An architectural detail, a small detail decorating a tenement house, is often hidden in its interior, in the gate, in the staircase or in the apartment. It sometimes happens that a detail is placed above eye level, decorating the cornice crowning the building at the height of the top floor.