In Memory of Władysław Broniewski
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Maciej Sieńczyk

In Memory of Władysław Broniewski

2005 / 4 charts: cardboard, paper, pencil, colored pencil, fineliner / 70x50 cm / no. 0105 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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In Memory of Władysław Broniewski was commissioned by Paweł Dunin-Wąsowicz, the editor of Lampa, as part of the exhibition on Broniewski at the Raster gallery,” the artist explains. “I was given a poetry volume from which I chose an early poem, Herbs, inspired by French symbolism. It is melancholic and features the motifs of dream and death, which I feel close to. After a bit of painful effort, In Memory… was created. My portrait of Broniewski doesn’t look at all like the man himself. This is how I wanted to dissociate myself from the practice of illustrating other people’s text and discourage the editor from presenting me with such commissions in the future. The plot, too, is completely inconsistent with the poem it illustrates.”
 

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