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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) - Selfportrait

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) - Selfportrait, 1910

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy) - Selfportrait

(Modernism in Central Europe - Exhibition at the Washington National Gallery)

Witkacy was the nickname (Witk-acy, from Witkiewicz Ignacy). He was a Polish novelist, playwright, philosopher, painter, photographer.

His father (named also Stanislaw Witkiewicz) had been also an artist. Here is an oil on canvass made by Witkiewizc the father, in 1887.

Stanislaw Witkiewicz - Zachód słońca na morzu, Muzeum Narodowe, Kraków

Coming back to the son, the selfportrait was made in 1910. Witkacy killed himself in 1939, when the Germans entered Poland. Much of his work was destroyed in the bombing of Warsaw.

(Modernism in Central Europe)


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