Jacek Malczewski .........(20)
(Radom July 15, 1854 - October 8, 1929 Cracow)


Study of a Female Nude Portrait of Leon Pininski Boys' Heads

"Study of a Female Nude", c. 1905, oil on canvas on cardboard, 24.8 x 34.7 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Portrait of Leon Pininski", c. 1905, oil on canvas, 85 x 110 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Boys' Heads", sketches, 1905, oil on canvas, 46 x 99.5 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Portrait of Karol and Malgorzata Lanckoronski Portrait of the Artist's Wife with Two Fauns Self-Portrait with Muse

"Portrait of Karol and Malgorzata Lanckoronski", 1905, oil on double canvas, 60 x 100 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Portrait of the Artist's Wife with Two Fauns", 1905, oil on cement board, 119 x 85 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"Self-Portrait with Muse", 1905, oil on canvas, 120.5 x 60.5 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Self-Portrait with a Woman Knight Knight and His Muse

"Self-Portrait with a Woman", c. 1904, oil on canvas, 39.5 x 50 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"The Knight", 1904, oil on canvas, 182 x 122 cm, Lviv Art Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
"The Knight and His Muse", 1903, oil on canvas, 49 x 75 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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