Department of Art after 1800
|Medium, technique||oil on canvas|
59.5 × 60.5 cm
|Collection||Department of Art after 1800|
|On view||Hungarian National Gallery Building D, First Floor, From Delacroix to Vasarely – Highlights from the Collection of International Art after 1800, Baroque Hall|
This painter, art theorist, philosopher and dramatist, who often used the assumed name Witkacy, played an important role in the creation of modern Polish art. By the age of 17 he was writing philosophical essays and exhibiting his landscapes. He spent his youth in Zakopane, but during his frequent trips abroad he strove to absorb the spirit of modern European art. A summation of influences coming from Art Nouveau, Symbolism and Expressionism can be seen on this early landscape. It was produced at the same time as his first “psychological portraits” and “monsters,” with which he exerted such a great influence on his contemporaries.
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