A lecture from the Bydgoszcz Academy of Art cycle.
Joanna Bielska-Krawczyk – Anthropological and cultural content included in the paintings from the collection of the District Museum in Toruń
The museum as the most natural place to access collections (including collections of works of art) can be treated as a space that gives us an impression of admiration. And with that intention we generally go there – we are looking for objects or images that will delight us with their aesthetic and artistic qualities. In addition to aesthetics, however, they also contain other qualities – content that their authors have been interested in. What are painters fascinated with when they create images that fascinate us? How do they look at the world? How is the world reflected in the mirror of image?
This lecture will try to draw attention to the possibility of another – aesthetic – interaction with painting images, emphasising their anthropological potential and cultural content contained in them.
Dr Joanna Bielska-Krawczyk – graduated from the Catholic University of Lublin, where she studied polish philology, philosophy, and history of art. She is also a graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, where she earned her doctoral degree, specialising in the research on correspondence between arts. Co-author of the Toruń cultural studies program. Mentor of scientific circles – first, the “Ultima Thule” circle, and then the Student Circle of Cultural Experts. Member of the Association of Polish Writers. Author of numerous articles, scientific books and poetry volumes. Juror in competitions – not only artistic ones. Research interests: literature, art and culture of the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries; visual culture; correspondence between arts; sacrum in literature, art and culture; forms, values and symbols of European culture