Essay about Analysis Of ' The Polish Artist '

1095 Words May 4th, 2016 5 Pages
What cannot be reflected in person is reflected through illustration. The Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński knew this well, often painting his fantastical visions onto hardboard canvas like he was "photographing [his] dreams" (Jurecki). His intention was not to promote a particular ideology, a political stance, or any other subliminal message, but to simply create something for what it is. The most important thing, he said, was "how it would be painted," not the end result. Even then, many people insisted on demanding specific explanations for why he placed a figure where he did, why he drew it in the position he did, and why he painted it with the colors he did (Dmochowski). The only interpretations he accepted were those that did so through dreams, for it was such dreams that inspired him in the first place (Nyczek). For years on end, Beksiński rendered countless of ethereal paintings, portraying skeletal beings that are strangely, chaotically beautiful, yet most of these paintings remained nameless to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings of the meaning of his art. Those that were displayed in museums were given picture codes to identify them from his other paintings. One painting in particular, DG-2218, represents his works well. Although it is from from his most famous work, DG-2218 only serves to reinforce the existentialist realities Beksiński created for himself in the form of a photograph from his dreams. Beksiński was born in Sanok, Poland, on the 24th of February,…

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