Collection

Coming of Winter (a sketch)

Jacek Malczewski

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Basic information
ID
Г-I-313
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Name
Coming of Winter (a sketch)
Date of creation
1881
Country
Poland
Technique
watercolor
Material
paper watercolor
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
44 x 28
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
This is a full-length image of a gray and almost transparent figure of a woman depicted against the background of an autumn landscape with a cloudy sky and silhouettes of birds in it; she is depicted full face looking directly at the viewers. A naked male figure lies face down on the ground in front of her. A treeline is visible in the distance.
Inscriptions
At the bottom of the painting there is an inscription "Octobre 1881 pod zimy tchnieniem"