We would like to invite you to another lecture of the Bydgoszcz Academy of Art.
From the vast oeuvre of Stanisław Witkiewicz (1851–1915) – for the history of art remembers him as a painter, writer, art critic and admirer of Podhale – those threads will be selected that characterize the figure as the creator and enthusiast of the so-called “Zakopane style” (although Stanisław Witkiewicz himself always emphasized that the creators of the style were the Tatra highlanders who had been using it for centuries). He ended up in Zakopane, with which he tied his life and that of his family, because of tuberculosis, incurable at the time. In the Tatra Mountains, enchanted by the landscape, the local construction, supported by the growing Zakopane “artistic and intellectual colony”, he designed villas that to this day delight with their imperishable beauty. The first was Villa Koliba, built in 1891–1892 for Zygmunt Gnatowski, a highland enthusiast. As S. Witkiewicz described his first design, he managed to combine folk construction with comfort and beauty, to be surrounded by an atmosphere of beauty not inferior to others, and also Polish. Agnieszka Wysocka
Agnieszka Wysocka – PhD in art history, lecturer at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. Researcher of architecture and cultural phenomena of the 19th and 20th centuries.
15.11.2023, 6 pm