Jacek Malczewski .........(19)
(Radom July 15, 1854 - October 8, 1929 Cracow)


Portrait of a Woman Three Angels with Tobias Portrait of Stanislaw Bryniarski

"Portrait of a Woman", sketch, 1907, oil on cardboard, 80.5 x 64.5 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Three Angels with Tobias", 1906, oil on cardboard, 32.2 x 24.4 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Portrait of Stanislaw Bryniarski", sketch, 1906, oil on cardboard, 41.5 x 27.5 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Christ in Emmaus Eloe Man with Horns

"Christ in Emmaus", 1909, oil on canvas, 95 x 76 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Eloe", 1909, oil on canvas, 205.5 x 129 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Man with Horns", sketch, 1908, oil on canvas, 70 x 54.3 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Poisoned Well Sketch for the Portrait of a Girl Self-Portrait with Muse

"The Poisoned Well", 1907, oil on panel, 39.8 x 60 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Sketch for the Portrait of a Girl", ok. 1905-07, oil on cardboard, 32.3 x 40 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Self-Portrait with Muse", 1906, oil on cardboard, 72.7 x 92 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Jacek Malczewski made his only statement in painting; his immensely rich oeuvre remains ever intriguing and artistically uneven. The first stage was the so-called Siberian cycle, illustrating the torment of Polish deportees, portrayed naturalistically or filtered through the mystical poetry of Slowacki. During the Young Poland period, Malczewski created his own unique symbolic vocabulary in which corporeal and robust figures of chimeras, fauns, angels, and water sprites appear both in allegorical portraits, innumerable costume-clad self-portraits, landscapes, genre and religious scenes and, finally, in compositions which do not correspond to any thematic conventions. The art of Malczewski is dominated distinctly by two motifs, recurring and assorted painterly embodiments: the vocation of art and the artist, and death, under the antique form of Thanatos. The Malczewski oeuvre is the most vivid example of an intermingling of folk motifs and an anti-classical, Dionysian vision of antiquity, typical for Polish modernism; the artist achieved a peculiar polonisation of ancient mythology, not only by placing chimeras and fauns in a Polish landscape but also within an historical-national context, which ultimately proved to be regarded as the most important by this pupil of Matejko. [*]

Artist’s paintings in: malarze.com

Artist biography at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacek_Malczewski

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