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


On a Pasture Thirst / Desire - Poisoned Well Death

"On a Pasture", oil on canvas, 42.5 x 53.5 cm, private collection
"Thirst / Desire - Poisoned Well", 1905, oil on canvas, 33 x 55.9 cm (13 x 22 in), private collection
"Death", 1911, oil on canvas, National Museum, Poznan

Portrait of a Man In the Dust Storm Melancholy

"Portrait of a Man", May 1925, gouache on cardboard, 30,5 x 20,3 in (12 x 8 in), private collection
"In the Dust Storm", 1893, oil on canvas, 78 x 150 cm, National Museum, Poznan
"Melancholy", 1890-94, oil on canvas, National Museum, Poznan

Shepherd and Chimera My Mother, the Soldier Was Here... Portrait of Ignacy Bobrowski

"Shepherd and Chimera", 1904, oil on cardboard, 29.5 x 45.5 cm, National Museum, Kielce
"My Mother, the Soldier Was Here...", 1911, oil on canvas, 74 x 93.2 cm, private collection
"Portrait of Ignacy Bobrowski", ok. 1910-14, oil on canvas, 81.5 x 66 cm, private collection

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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