Collection

Head of a Girl

Stanislaw Wyspianski

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Basic information
ID
Г-V-665/27
Author
Stanislaw Wyspianski
Name
Head of a Girl
Date of creation
1890
Technique
drawing
Material
paper pencil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
20.4 x 16.4
Additionally
Information about author
Author
Stanislaw Wyspianski
Artist's lifetime
1869–1907
Biography
Stanislaw Wyspianski was born in 1869 in Krakow. He studied at the Jagiellonian University and Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He was a member of the Young Poland movement, and art editor of the weekly Życie (Life). Stanislaw Wyspianski is known as a playwright and poet, modernist painter, and designer. The artist died in November 1907. He was buried in Krakow.
Object description
This is a study of the girl’s head. Her shoulder-length flowing hair is framed by a headband. The head is slightly tilted forward, the gaze is directed downwards. The artist skillfully depicted the facial features of the girl, namely her stiff lips.
Inscriptions
On the right lower side of the work there is the author monogram. At the bottom left there is a date.