Collection

Sea Bay near Adalia

Jacek Malczewski

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Basic information
ID
Г-I-18
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Name
Sea Bay near Adalia
Date of creation
1884
Country
Turkey
Technique
watercolor
Material
paper gouache watercolor
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
27 x 44
Additionally
Information about author
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Artist's lifetime
1854–1929
Biography
Jacek Malczewski (July 14, 1854, Radom, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire – October 8, 1929, Krakow, Republic of Poland) was an outstanding artist and one of the most prominent representatives of Polish Symbolism. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Krakow, where his teacher was Jan Matejko. The artist participated in an archeological expedition to Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Greece, which was organized by Count Karol Lanckoronski. He also visited Munich and Italy. Jacek Malczewski was one of the founders of the art union "Sztuka" ("Art"). The artist's creative heritage includes landscapes and portraiture, symbolic compositions, interpretations of religious themes, and numerous self-portraits in various images.
Object description
In 1884 and 1885, being a member of an archaeological expedition, Jacek Malczewski traveled through Asia Minor and Greece with his longtime friend Count Karol Lanckoronski, the owner of the palace in Novyi Rozdil. This watercolor drawing comes from that journey. Adalia, and now Antalya, is the capital of the province of the same name in Turkey. It is located on the southwest coast of Anatolia. The city was founded as "Attaleia" (ancient Greek Ἀττάλεια) and named after its founder Attalos II, King of Pergamon. This name, which is still used in Greek, later appeared in Turkish as Adalia and then Antalya.