Summer Memory
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Paulina Ołowska

Summer Memory

1999 / oil, canvas / 182 x 122 cm / no. 0050 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć

The figure of a young woman against a pastel background, her dress and hair ruffled by a soft breeze; the image evokes the mood of old fashion magazines, the euphoria of summertime travels and youthful dreams. The artist was inspired by fashion photos from Ty i Ja, a Polish magazine popular in the 1960s. According to the artist, it promoted an optimistic outlook on the world, in a manner which was out of tune with the politically difficult times. This is one of the most seductive paintings created in Poland in the late 1990s – careless but sentimental, alluring but highly melancholic.

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