Collection

Self-Portrait With Muse

Jacek Malczewski

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Basic information
ID
Ж-1572
Author
Jacek Malczewski
Name
Self-Portrait With Muse
Date of creation
1906
Country
Poland
Technique
oil painting
Material
plywood
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
72.7 x 92
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
An artist with a palette and brushes is depicted under a sprawling tree. To his left there is a woman dressed in a blue cape and a dark skirt with white stripes.
Inscriptions
At the bottom right there is an author's inscription "J. Malczewski/1906".