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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, aka Witkacy (1885–1939) – a painter, draughtsman, photographer, writer and philosopher. One of the most versatile and extraordinary artists in the history of Polish art. Perceived as an eccentric provocateur already during his lifetime, he disrupted every field of activity that he entered, creating new forms of communication and expression.
Following the huge success of the books on Tamara de Lempicka (1898–1980) focusing on the painting and personal life of the remarkable, talented artist, this time, we present a mini-album in the “Drawing” series.
One of the great four of romanticism, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, was not only a prominent poet, writer and playwright, but also an excellent draughtsman and painter, which we can see in the collection of ink, pen, crayon, and watercolour works reproduced in another mini-album in the Drawing series.
Zdzisław Beksiński (1929–2005) — born in Sanok; painter, graphic designer, sculptor and draughtsman, one of the most eminent representatives of modern art. Like all of his art, Beksiński’s drawings are full of mystery and horror, touching upon eroticism, sadism and masochism, and their unique controversial style cannot pass unnoticed.
Bruno Schulz (1892–1942) — graphic designer, painter, draughtsman, as well as writer, author of famous literary texts: Cinnamon Shops and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
Stanisław Wyspiański (1869–1907) was a versatile artist: a playwright, poet, painter, graphic designer, typographer, theatre reformer and interior designer. Wyspiański. Drawing is a mini-album presenting the artist’s drawings, a clear reflection of his keen eye.
The mini-album presents the art by Artur Grottger (1837–1867), who is considered one of the top representatives of romanticism in painting and drawing. In his works, he mostly touched upon historical topics. However, he made a name for himself not through oil paintings or watercolours, but through patriotic series of drawings, which are now considered classics of Polish national art.