Keywords: Beksiński painting Apocalypse symbolics

KMT 2011 nr 3 Download PDF

Daniel Zarymbski

Zdzislaw Beksinski – a painter of the apocalyptic vision of the world?

Cite: Daniel Zarymbski, Zdzisław Beksiński – malarz apokaliptycznej wizji świata?, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2011( 6) nr 3, s. 81-93.

The painting of Zdzisław Beksiński has the unique character. He was the only one artist, whose way of performing of views is suprising both the critics, and these, who had the chance to see his art. The plane of the themes was stretched so wide and so intricately that we can see a whole range of jumbled themes together from the erotic union of love and death of the dilapidated and rotting corpses. It is mixed with a fusion of elements of the gothic romantic vision of eschatology with mysterious landscape. Thus, Beksiński became the artist, compositions of which might be referred not only to saint John's Apocalips, but also to book of Tadeusz Konwicki „Mała Apokalipsa” or other artists and particularly art styles. Therefore, what is worth to add, the key to understand his work includes two elements: his personality and the analysis of undertaking motives by artist.

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