Portrait of Leon Pininski
Information about author
Count Leon Pininski donated seven paintings to the collection of the Gallery, including a sketch of the portrait and an unfinished portrait of the count. Leon Jan Pininski was a professor of Roman law at the University of Lviv, governor of Galicia, and an avid collector, as well as a good friend of Jacek Malczewski. Portraits by Jacek Malczewski are one of the greatest pages of his artistic legacy. Portrait paintings had several characteristic features, in particular the portrayed person was depicted either bust-length or knee-length; the figure was shown in such a way that the viewer's attention was focused on the head and arms of the person in the painting; the face was emotionless, and the facial expressions were undemonstrative. The character of the portrayed person was emphasized with the help of surrounding objects or a landscape. In this work, one can see a middle-aged man dressed in the fashion of those times, namely in a three-piece suit and a tie; he is depicted with a book against a background of windy gray landscape with a field and low clouds.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Leon Jan Pininski
- Lifetime of the person portrayed